I am a Lecturer in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick. I was awarded a PhD  by the European University Institute in 2014 and I have worked at University College Dublin, Keele University, and the University of Copenhagen. My research interests include political parties, political careers, the comparative politics of climate change, and Irish politics.   


Recent publications:

Little, C. & Farrell, D.M. 2019. ‘Fianna Fáil. In the Liberals but not of the Liberals.’ In Van Haute, E. and Close, C. eds. Liberal Parties in Europe. Routledge.

Carter, N., Ladrech, R., Little, C. and Tsagkroni, V. 2018. Political parties and climate policy. A new approach to measuring parties’ climate policy preferences. Party Politics 24 (6): 731-742.

Little, C. & Farrell, D.M. 2017. ‘Party organization and party unity’. In Scarrow, S., Webb, P. & Poguntke, T. eds. Organizing Representation: Political Parties, Representation, and Power. Oxford University Press.

Little, C. 2017. Intra-party policy entrepreneurship and party goals. The case of political parties’ climate policy preferences in Ireland. Irish Political Studies 32 (2): 199-223. Ungated version here.

Little, C. and Torney, D. 2017. The politics of climate change in Ireland: Symposium introduction. Irish Political Studies 32 (2): 191-198Ungated version here.

Little, C. 2017. ‘Portrait of a laggard? Environmental politics and the Irish general election of February 2016.’ Environmental Politics 26 (1): 183-188. Ungated version here.

Little, C. 2017. ‘The Irish General Election of February 2016: Towards a New Politics or an Early Election?’ West European Politics 40 (2): 479-488. Ungated versions here and here.