Now showing items 1-20 of 68

    • Electing the President of the European Commission 

      GALLAGHER, MICHAEL; MARSH, MICHAEL ANTHONY; Singh, Robert; Tonra, Ben; Laver, Michael (Trinity College Dublin, 1995)
      This paper is concerned with the legitimacy and accountability of decision-making in the European Union (EU). In the first half of the paper we argue that a straightforward and effective way to improve the legitimacy and ...
    • Making the World Safe for Methods 

      STONE, PETER (2001)
    • On Linking Cognitive Mechanisms to Game Play 

      STONE, PETER (2003)
      Tomonori Morikawa, James E. Hanley, and John Orbell have argued that natural selection leads populations who play Hawk-Dove, a game-theoretic stylization of confrontation, to develop the capacity for various `orders of ...
    • State Aids in the Airline Sector: A Comparative Analysis of Iberia and Aer Lingus 

      CHARI, RAJ S (The Policy Institute, 2004)
      The inevitable privatization of Aer Lingus poses many questions. Should state aids be given toward the company before its sale? To whom should the company be sold? How transparent, efficient and accountable should the ...
    • The paradox of compliance: infringements and delays in transposing EU directives 

      THOMSON, ROBERT (2007)
      What impact does the negotiation stage prior to the adoption of international agreements have on the subsequent implementation stage? We address this question by examining the linkages between decision making on European ...
    • Party groups and policy positions in the European Parliament 

      McElroy, Gail; BENOIT, KENNETH RICHARD (Sage, 2007)
      As the legislative body of the European Union (EU), the European Parliament (EP) comprises 732 elected representatives from over 150 national political parties from 25 member states. At the EP level, these members ...
    • Conceptualizing Lotteries 

      STONE, PETER (2007)
      A number of philosophers and social scientists have investigated the use of lotteries to make various kinds of decisions. These investigations have not, however, produced a rigorous definition of a lottery. This paper ...
    • The Irish Dail Election 2007 

      SUITER, JANE (Irish Political Studies, 2007)
      The Irish Republic Dail election held on 24 May 2007 was considered to be the most exciting in a generation or more. The early part of the campaign was dominated by questions relating to Taoiseach Bertie Ahern?s personal ...
    • Committees and Party Cohesion in the European Parliament 

      MC ELROY, GAIL (2008)
      How do political parties enforce party discipline and promote cohesiveness in newly emerging legislatures? Political parties in established parliamentary democracies typically exhibit such high levels of unity that the ...
    • Introduction to A Citizen Legislature by Ernest Callenbach and Michael Philips 

      STONE, PETER (Imprint Academic, 2008)
      In 1997, I was a graduate student in the Political Science Department at the University of Rochester. Like most graduate students, I was always on the lookout for ways to earn a little extra money. For this reason, I became ...
    • From idea to institution: the European Commission at fifty 

      GEARY, MICHAEL J (European University Institute, 2008)
      This article examines the highs and lows of the European Commission from 1958-2008
    • On Fair Lotteries 

      STONE, PETER (2008)
      When James Watson and Francis Crick submitted to Nature their groundbreaking paper relating DNA structure to protein synthesis, they faced a choice. In what order were their names to be listed? Would it be ?Watson and ...
    • A Relative Impact Ranking of Political Studies in Ireland 

      MARSH, MICHAEL ANTHONY; BENOIT, KENNETH RICHARD (Economic and Social Studies, 2009)
      Against a background of the Irish government?s concerns with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and the British government?s wishes for a more quantitative Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), our study conducts a relative ...
    • Presidents, Parties And Policy Competition 

      BENOIT, KENNETH (2009)
      Presidential systems present a unique possibility for spatial competition between elected political agents, since presidents may represent different policy positions than the parties to which they belong. Previous ...
    • Microcosms of Democracy? A Study of the Internal Governance of International NGOs in Kenya 

      LISTON, VANESSA (Taylor & Francis, 2009)
      An assumption prevails within the international development community that direct exposure to democracy within civil society is a necessary condition for democratic political culture and hence democratic consolidation. ...
    • National Integrity System Country Study Ireland 

      BYRNE, ELAINE; DEVITT, JOHN (Transparency International, 2009)
      The purpose of the National Integrity Study on Ireland is to assess the National Integrity System, in theory (laws and institutions) and practice (how well they work). It provides a benchmark for measuring further developments ...
    • Lotteries and Probability Theory 

      STONE, PETER (Imprint Academic, 2010)
      A variety of decisions seem to require resort to a coin toss, die roll, or the drawing of straws?in other words, a fair lottery. This raises the question of what features distinguish fair lotteries from alternative procedures. ...
    • Party Policy and Group Affiliation in the European Parliament 

      While much attention has been paid to party politics in the European Parliament (EP), systematic empirical research has yet explained the basis on which national parties affiliate with the EP political groups. Our paper ...
    • 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 ...
    • Voting for government coalitions in Ireland under Single Transferable Vote 

      This paper addresses the issue of whether voters indicate a preference for a government rather than, or in addition to a preference for a party, when they cast a ballot under the system of the Single Transferable Vote ...