Activities

2017

October 2017. Carter, N., Farstad, F., Little, C. & Torney, D. Small is beautiful. Political parties and climate policy in small European states. Paper presented at:

  • Earth Systems Governance Conference, Lund, 10 October 2017. 
  • Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland, Dublin, 14 October 2017.

6 September 2017. Little, C. Parties, institutions, and ministerial stability in government. Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference, Oslo.

4 May 2017. Little, C. and Farrell, D.M. Party organization and party unity. Paper presented at How Parties Organize, and Why It Still Matters: Introducing the Political Party Database. Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf.


2016

October-November 2016. Little, C. Policy entrepreneurship and party goals. The case of parties’ climate policy preferences in Ireland, 1997-2016. Paper presented at:

  • Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland, Belfast, 9 October 2016.
  • Annual Conference of the Danish Political Science Association, Vejle, 28 October 2016.
  • Politics, International Studies and Philosophy Research in Progress Seminar Series at the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast, 2 November 2016.

September 2016. Ladrech, R. and Little, C. ‘The Party Politics of Climate Change in Small European States. The Cases of Denmark and Ireland.’ Paper presented at UACES Annual Conference, Queen Mary University London and at the ECPR General Conference, Prague.

1-2 June 2016. Organised Climate Politics in Small European States workshop with Diarmuid Torney (Dublin City University) and Neil Carter (York). Supported by the Environmental Protection Agency (Ireland), UACES and IACES.

19 May 2016. Little, C. and Farrell, D. ‘Fianna Fáil: in the Liberals but not of the Liberals?’ Paper presented at the the International Conference on Liberal Parties in Europe, ULB, Brussels.


2015

29 October 2015. Little, C. ‘Governmental stability and the durability of political parties in office.’ Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Danish Political Science Association, Kolding.

17 October 2015. Little, C. ‘Governmental stability and the durability of political parties in office.’ Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland, Cork.

17 October 2015. Carter, N., Ladrech, R., Little, C., & Tsagkroni, V. ‘Comparing political parties’ preferences on climate policy using election manifestos.’ Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland, Cork.

14 October 2015. Little, C. ‘Governmental stability and the durability of political parties in office.’ Paper presented at the Dublin City University School of Law and Government Research Seminar, Dublin.

12 September 2015. Little, C. ‘Governmental stability and the durability of political parties in office’. Paper presented at the PSA Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties Conference, Cardiff.

9 July 2015. Carter, N., Ladrech, R., Little, C., & Tsagkroni, V. ‘Political parties’ climate policies in France, Germany, Italy, and the UK.’ Paper presented at the Symposium on electoral competition, accountability and policy change at the 22nd International Conference of Europeanists, Sciences-Po, Paris.

24 June 2015. Carter, N., Ladrech, R., Little, C., & Tsagkroni, V. ‘Comparing political parties’ preferences on climate policy using election manifestos.’ Paper presented at the seminar on the Politics of Climate Change, University of Copenhagen.

22 May 2015. Little, C. ‘Party attributes and party durability in government.’ Paper presented at the seminar on The Role of Parties in Policy-Making and Representation, University of Southern Denmark, Odense.

30 January 2015. Little, C. ‘Comparing political parties’ climate policies’. Presentation at the Political Parties and Climate Policy project’s workshop on ‘Parties, democracy, and the politics of climate change’, London.


2014

17 October 2014. Little, C. and Farrell, D. ‘Party organization and party unity’. Paper presented to the Political Parties Database book conference, Sussex. Also  presented at the Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Galway (18 October).

12 September 2014. Carter, N., Ladrech, R. and Little, C. ‘Political parties’ climate policies in the UK, Italy and Denmark’. Paper presented to the Environmental Politics panel at the EPOP 2014 Conference, Edinburgh. Also presented at the Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Galway (19 October).

4 September 2014. Carter, N., Ladrech, R. and Little, C. ‘Political parties’ climate policies in the UK, Italy and Denmark’. Paper presented to the Comparative Environmental Politics panel at the ECPR General Conference, Glasgow.

14 March 2014. Bright, J., Döring, H and Little, C. ‘Tough at the Top? Ministerial importance and survival in government’. Paper presented to the Trinity College Dublin Department of Politics Friday Seminar.

25 February 2014. Froio, C. and Little, C. ‘Responsible government and representation in the Eurocrisis. An overview of changing patterns of party legitimacy.’ Paper presented at the International Workshop on Party Politics and Democracy in Europe at Leuphana University Lüneburg.


2013

11 December 2013. Little C. ‘When do coalitions eat their Greens? The electoral outcomes of Green parties in governing coalitions.’ Paper presented at the R4SPIRE Seminar, Keele University. I have presented previous versions of this paper at the SPIRE seminar in University College Dublin (27 March 2013), a workshop in honour of Peter Mair at the European University Institute in Florence (26 February 2013) and at the Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference in 2012 (20 October).

18 October 2013. Little, C. & Farrell, D.M. ‘External shocks, leadership replacement and party change? The case of Fianna Fáil.’ Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association of Ireland at Trinity College Dublin. I presented a previous version of this paper on 30 August at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago. For a recent version of the paper, click here.

6 September 2013. Bolleyer, N., Little, C. & von Nostitz, F.C. ‘The Organizational Costs of Democratic Openness in Participatory Parties – A Comparative Assessment of the Swedish and German Pirate Party’. Paper presented by Nicole Bolleyer at the panel ‘Political Parties in the Digital Age: Has Everything Been Said?’ at the ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux.

11 June 2013. Little, C. & Farrell, D.M. ‘Towards revolution or renewal? Irish politics after the General Election of 2011’. Paper presented at the workshop on ‘Political Change in the GIIPS’, European University Institute, Florence.

13 April 2013. Bright, J., Fernandes, J., & Little, C. ‘Dividing the spoils or keeping tabs? Coalition governments and power sharing in European democracies.’ Paper presented by Jorge Fernandes at the Midwest Political Science Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago.


2009-2012

27 March 2012. Little, C. ‘Explaining the office attainment outcomes of Green parties in governing coalitions.’ Paper presented at the European University Institute workshop on Political Parties and Institutions, Florence.

27 April 2011. Little, C., Bright, J. & Döring, H. ‘Ministerial careers and “the missing piece”. Comparing ministerial career structures using measures of ministerial importance.’ Paper presented at the workshop on ‘Ministerial Turnover and Ministerial Career Paths in Contemporary Democracies’ at the ECPR Joint Sessions in St. Gallen, Switzerland. With my coauthors, I presented further versions of this paper at the European University Institute International Workshop on Politics and Representation (24 May 2011) and the ‘Tuesday Seminar’ at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, Leuphana University Lüneburg (18 October 2011). We subsequently published an EUI Working Paper, which is available here.

16 June 2011. Little, C. & Bright, J. ‘Success in two dimensions. Introducing and exploring a new measure of individuals’ office-seeking success.’ Paper presented at the panel on ‘Political Careers and Performance’ at the first Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association, Dublin.

31 August 2010. Lilliefeldt, E. & Little, C. ‘Party-actor effects: Party actors and gender balance’. Paper presented at the panel ‘Parties as actors: Explaining variation in party effectiveness’ at the ECPR Graduate Conference, Dublin City University.

23 September 2009. Little, C. ‘Approaching party effectiveness: how and why.’ Paper presented to the 19th ECPR Standing Group Summer School on Political Parties and European Democracy. European University Institute, Florence.


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