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  • Taxation, Democracy and State-Building: how does sequencing matter? 

    D'ARCY, MICHELLE (Quality of Government Institute, 2012)
    What is the relationship between democracy and taxation, under conditions of `reverse? sequencing? Existing theories about taxation and democracy have presumed this relationship to be positive, but they have largely been ...
  • The adaption of United Nations peacekeeping in the post-Cold War international system 

    O'Neill, John Terence (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2001)
    This study examines United Nations peacekeeping as practised between 1956 and 1999. In particular, it considers how the ending of the Cold War affected the conduct and performance of operations. Having traced the development ...
  • The available voter 

    Verheyen, Seppe (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2015)
    Contemporary research on electoral volatility often focuses on those who switch party preferences, but the switching itself does not inform us about who is available for electoral competition among the parties. Making use ...
  • The democratization of information : freedom of information and the Irish political system 

    O'Connor, Nat (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2008)
    Grounded in democratic theory, the thesis presents an argument for the design and reform of political institutions in order to maximise public access to policy-relevant information and to strengthen Irish democracy. The ...
  • The double-edged sword : the impact of religion on the intensity of political conflict 

    Pearce, Susanna Elizabeth (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2005)
    The seemingly increasing frequency and deadliness of what are often termed religious conflicts have led to a revival of studies attempting to explain the relationship between religion and violence. These studies are generally ...
  • The effectiveness of foreign aid : the role of political institutions 

    Brett, Jennifer (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2012)
    This thesis investigates the effect of political institutions on the effectiveness of aid. More specifically, the thesis examines the use of aid under different political institutional frameworks. This thesis aims to fill ...
  • The European Union policy process : policy making in the Community pillar 

    O'Mahony, Jane (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2003)
    This thesis examines the policy making process of the European Union (EU), an entity whose reach and depth is in constant evolution. More specifically, it evaluates the degree to which two competing theories - liberal ...
  • The impact of electoral systems upon the behaviour of members of parliament 

    Mjekiqi, Shqipe (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2015)
    This thesis examines the impact of electoral systems on the way Members of Parliament (MPs) behave as measured both in terms of Parliamentary Party Group (PPG) unity and constituency links. The main argument is that electoral ...
  • The international dimension of democratisation : the case of Algeria 

    Cavatorta, Francesco (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2004)
    Between October 1988 and January 1992, one of the most interesting attempts to move away from authoritarian rule towards democratic governance occurred in Algeria. While the attention of the world was focused on events ...
  • The mirror and the lamp : public opinion in the Republic of Ireland since 1970 

    Lyons, Pat (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2006)
    This Ph.D. thesis examines what public opinion polls undertaken in the Republic of Ireland tell us about public opinion. The main source of data used in this research is media commissioned opinion polls that have been ...
  • The political power of business : structure and information in public policymaking 

    Bernhagen, Patrick (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2005)
    In this study, I analyse the conditions that lead to the political power position of business in democratic capitalist systems. Overcoming traditional dichotomies of structural economic determinants versus corporate political ...
  • The politics of financial services regulation : reform and design in a footloose world 

    Grenham, Nicola (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2009)
    This thesis sets out to investigate why, in an increasingly integrated and interconnected world financial system, the design of financial regulatory regimes remains distinctly national. The issue is puzzling for two reasons. ...
  • The Responsible Party Model and European integration in Ireland 

    Gilland, Anna Karin Héléne (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2001)
    The history of European integration is undeniably elitist. This study nevertheless holds that the body of research that has documented the failure of political elites (e.g., parties) and citizens are out of tune with each ...
  • The role and electoral influence of party leaders in parliamentary systems 

    Schwirz, Laura Maria (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2015)
    This project investigates the role and electoral influence of party leaders in parliamentary systems and addresses three research questions: what is the relative importance of leaders vis-a-vis political parties and how ...
  • The violence of democracy : electoral violence in sub-Saharan Africa, 1997 to 2012 

    Coughlan, Edmond Patrick (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Political Science, 2015)
    This study is concerned to address the following (question: Why are some elections in Sub-Saharan Africa marked by violence while other elections are not? Some 20% of elections in this region have experienced violence to ...
  • Three Arguments for Lotteries 

    STONE, PETER (2010)
    Philosophers and social scientists have offered a variety of arguments for making certain types of decisions by lot. This paper examines three such arguments. These arguments identify indeterminacy, fairness and incentive ...
  • The unfaithful Irish voter 

    Marsh, Michael (2019)
    Local and European elections have been held simultaneously since 1999. These offer an interesting context to look at the importance of party, both across each pair of elections and across these elections and future voting ...
  • Voter preferences and party loyalty under cumulative voting: political behaviour after electoral reform in Bremen and Hamburg 

    Mc Elroy, Gail; Bowler, Shaun; Müller, Stefan (2018)
    Many electoral systems constrain voters to one or two votes at election time. Reformers often see this as a failing because voters' preferences are both broader and more varied than the number of choices allowed. New ...
  • Voting behaviour in referendums 

    MARSH, MICHAEL (Taylor and Francis, 2017)