Peer-reviewed journal articles

Little, C. The legislative agenda in Ireland, 1922-2021. Irish Political Studies 38 (1): 7-34. You can read more about the Irish Policy Agendas Project here.

Green-Pedersen, C. & Little, C. 2023. The issue content of party politics in Ireland: a new perspective on the Irish party system and its development. Irish Political Studies 38 (1): 35-59. You can read more about the Irish Policy Agendas Project here.

Little, C. The legislative agenda in Ireland, 1922-2021. Irish Political Studies.

Green-Pedersen, C. & Little, C. 2023. Understanding the conflict of conflicts. Is left-right conflict a necessary condition for the development of new politics? Political Studies.

Close, C., Legein, T. & Little, C. 2022. Party organisation and the party-delegate style of representation. Party Politics.

Carter, N. & Little, C. 2021. Party competition on climate policy: interest groups, ideology and challenger parties in the UK and Ireland. International Political Science Review 42 (1): 16-32.

Green-Pedersen, C. & Little, C. 2021. Without enemies, without friends. Morality policies, the Roman Catholic Church, and Ireland’s ‘secular’ party system. Journal of European Public Policy. 28 (9): 1391-1409.

Ladrech, R. & Little, C. 2019. Drivers of political parties’ climate policy preferences: lessons from Denmark and Ireland. Environmental Politics 28 (6): 1017-1038.

Carter, N., Little, C. & Torney, D. 2019. Climate politics in small European states. Environmental Politics 28 (6): 981-996.

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. 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.

Bright, J., Döring, H. & Little, C. 2015. Ministerial importance and survival in government. Tough at the top? West European Politics 38 (3): 441-464. Ungated version here.

Bolleyer, N., Little, C. & Von Nostitz, Felix F. 2015. Implementing democratic equality in political parties. Organizational consequences in the Swedish and German Pirate parties. Scandinavian Political Studies 38 (2): 158-178. Ungated version here.

Edited collections in journals

Little, C. & Green-Pedersen, C. eds. 2023. The Politics of Public Policy in Ireland. Symposium in Irish Political Studies 38 (1).

Carter, N., Little, C. & Torney, D. eds. 2021. Climate Politics in Small European States. Routledge. Also published in Environmental Politics as: Carter, N., Little, C. & Torney, D. 2019 eds. Climate politics in small European states. Environmental Politics 28 (6).

Little, C. & Torney, D. 2017 eds. The politics of climate change. Symposium in Irish Political Studies 32 (2).

Commissioned journal articles

Little, C., & Green-Pedersen, C. 2023. Symposium introduction: The politics of public policy in Ireland. Irish Political Studies, 38 (1): 1–6.

Little, C. 2021. Change gradually, then all at once: the general election of February 2020 in the Republic of IrelandWest European Politics.

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 version here.

Kosiara-Pedersen, K. & Little, C. 2016. Environmental politics in the 2015 Danish general election. Environmental Politics 25 (3): 558-563. Ungated version here.

Little, C. 2011. The general election of 2011 in the Republic of Ireland: all changed utterly?, West European Politics 34 (6): 1304-1313. Ungated version here.

Book chapters and working papers

Little, C. Political parties and climate change. 2023. In Carter, N., Keith, D., Sindre, G. and Vasilopoulou, S. eds. The Routledge Handbook of Political Parties. Routledge.

Carter, N. & Little, C. Climate change. In Costello, R. and Robinson, N. eds. Comparative European Politics. Distinctive Democracies, Common Challenges. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

Little, C. 2023. Ireland. The executive-centred politics of Covid-19. In Dagnis Jensen, M., Lynggaard, K., and Kluth, M. eds. Governments’ Responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Palgrave MacMillan. Pre-print version here.

Little, C. & D.M. Farrell. 2021. The Irish party system: at a critical juncture. In Farrell, D.M. & Hardiman, N. Eds. The Oxford Handbook of Irish Politics. Oxford University Press.

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

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.

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. 2016. Green parties in government In Van Haute, E. ed. Green parties in Europe. Routledge. Pre-print version here (pdf).

Froio, C. & Little, C. 2016. Responsible government and representation in the Eurocrisis. In Müller-Rommel, F. & Casal Bertoa, F. eds. Party Politics and Democracy in Europe: Essays in Honour of Peter Mair. Abingdon/New York: Routledge. (Series on West European Politics).

Little, C. & Torney, D. 2015. Environmental Challenges. In Jørgensen, K.E., Aarstad, Å.K., Laatikainen, K.V., Drieskens, E. & Tonra, B. eds. SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy. Sage.

Little, C. 2014. Irlanda: volatilità porta volatilità. In Valbruzzi, M. & Vignati, R. eds. L’Italia e L’Europa al Bivio delle Riforme. Le elezioni europee e amministrative del 25 maggio 2014. Bologna: Cattaneo Institute. (Available here; draft in English available here.)

Bright, J., Döring, H. & Little, C. 2012. Ministerial Careers and “The Missing Piece”. Introducing and Operationalising the Ministerial Careers Framework. European University Institute SPS Working Paper 2012/03.

Little, C., Sudulich, M.L. & Wall, M. 2010. Ireland. In W. Gagatek, ed. The 2009 Elections to the European Parliament: Country Reports. Florence: European University Institute.

Book reviews

Little, C. 2022. Book review: Independents in Irish Party Democracy by Liam Weeks. Party Politics, 28 (1): 194-195.

Little, C. 2019. Book review: Partisans, Loyalists, and Ideologues. Ministers and Policymaking in Parliamentary Cabinets by Despina Alexiadou. Perspectives on Politics 16 (1): 288-289.

Little, C. 2015. Book review: Thomas Meyer, Constraints on Party Policy Change. Party Politics 21 (2): 328-329.