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Question Time: Questionnaires and Maastricht
One of the most significant questions facing researchers engaged in contemporary history is the use of sources. These might include archival, oral, visual, electronic or printed sources. The particular mix employed will ...
The 2015 regional election in Italy: fragmentation and crisis of sub-national representative democracy
(Taylor & Francis, 2015-08-14)
In May 2015, voters in seven Italian regions went to the polls to elect new regional councils and governments. The final election result was apparently similar to that of 2010: centre-left coalitions won in five out of ...
HOW HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA AFFECTED THE INSTITUTIONS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THE TRADITIONAL REPRESENTATIVE PRACTICES OF COUNCILLORS?
The thesis explores changes in local democracy through an analysis of the challenges for councillors created by the growing phenomenon of social media. New platforms for online dialogue such as Twitter and Facebook offer ...
Britain and the Working Time Regulations
It is now over a year since the Working Time Regulations entered force in Britain on 1 October 1998, during a period when the government also introduced the minimum wage. But whereas that piece of legislation appears to ...
Abortion and same-sex marriage: how are non-sectarian controversial issues discussed in Northern Irish politics?
(Taylor and Francis, 2015-11-13)
An Awkward Partner? Britain's implementation of the Working Time Directive
(Time and Society, 2001-03)
The dominance of member states in the field of social policy has been traditionally depicted as one of the main hurdles facing the development of a European social policy. Resistance by national government to the transfer ...
Permanent Representations to the European Union
(Diplomacy and Statecraft, 2001)
Despite the burgeoning literature devoted to the European Union, there has been little scholarly attention devoted to the role of EU Permanent Representations and the degree to which they act as a linkage between member ...
I partiti e le campagne del NO
Analysis of campaign in 2016 Italian referendum.
Research-led placements in Politics: A new approach?
(Palgrave MacMillan, 2008)
The ‘scholarship of engagement’, derived from work undertaken by the Boyer Commission in the US, emphasises the possibilities of enhanced undergraduate learning through research, yet in the UK this idea is less developed. ...