About me

Conor LittleI am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Copenhagen where my research on political parties and political careers is funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research | Social Sciences. I was awarded a PhD for my doctoral thesis – a comparative study of Green parties in governing coalitions – by the European University Institute in March 2014. My research interests include political parties, political careers, the comparative politics of climate change, and Irish politics. I am involved in a number of collaborative projects, including the Climate Policy and Political Parties project and the Political Party Database Working Group.

My page at the University of Copenhagen website is here.

Recent publications:

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.

Carter, N., Ladrech, R., Little, C. and Tsagkroni, V. 2017. Political parties and climate policy. A new approach to measuring parties’ climate policy preferences. Party Politics. Published online before print. (Open access.)

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.


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