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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.   

ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-5510-3195; Scopus 54889850400; Google Scholar


Forthcoming and recent publications:

Carter, N. & Little, C. Party competition on climate policy: interest groups, ideology and challenger parties in the UK and Ireland. International Political Science Review. Accepted, in press.

Green-Pedersen, C. & Little, C. Without enemies, without friends. Morality policies, the Roman Catholic Church, and Ireland’s ‘secular’ party system. Journal of European Public Policy. Online.

Little, C. Change gradually, then all at once: the general election of February 2020 in the Republic of Ireland. West European Politics.

Little, C. The party politics of climate change in Ireland. In Robbins, D., Torney, D. & Brereton, P. Eds. Ireland and the Climate Crisis. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.

Little, C. & D.M. Farrell. The Irish party system: at a critical juncture. In Farrell, D.M. & Hardiman, N. Eds. The Oxford Handbook of Irish Politics. Oxford University Press, in press.

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