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Does Scotland 'like' this? (2012)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2012. Does Scotland 'like' this? Social media use by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK General Election. Libri [online], 62(2), pages 109-124. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/libri-2012-0008

This paper reports the results of a study which investigated the use of social media by political parties and candidates in Scotland as part of their campaign for election to the UK Parliament in 2010. The study consisted of an analysis of the conten... Read More about Does Scotland 'like' this?.

The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK general election campaign. (2011)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R. and VARFIS, E. 2011. The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK general election campaign. Aslib Proceedings [online], 63(5), pages 464-483. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1108/00012531111164969

Purpose “ This paper seeks to report the results of a study, which investigated the use of the internet by political parties and individual candidates in Scotland as part of their campaign for election to the UK Parliament in 2010. Design/methodology... Read More about The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK general election campaign..

Multiple arenas, multiple populations: counting organized interests in Scottish public policy. (2011)
Book Chapter
HALPIN, D., BAXTER, G. and MACLEOD, I. 2012. Multiple arenas, multiple populations: counting organized interests in Scottish public policy. In Halpin, D. and Jordan, G. (eds.) The scale of interest organization in democratic politics: data and research methods. London: Palgrave Macmillan [online], pages 118-140. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230359239_6

The basic premise of this book is that counting populations of organized interests is a worthwhile activity. The opening chapter - not to mention many of the contributions - provides numerous persuasive reasons. In this chapter, all this is taken for... Read More about Multiple arenas, multiple populations: counting organized interests in Scottish public policy..

Does Scotland 'like' this? (2011)
Presentation / Conference
BAXTER, G. and MARCELLA, R. 2011. Does Scotland 'like' this? The use of social media by political parties and candidates in Scotland during the 2010 UK General Election campaign. Presented at the 3rd Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2011), 20-23 June 2011, Aberdeen, UK.

This conference paper reported the main results of a study that examined the use of social media by political parties and individual candidates in Scotland during the five weeks preceding the 2010 UK General Election. The paper presented the key find... Read More about Does Scotland 'like' this?.

Organisational information behaviour in the public consultation process in Scotland. (2010)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G., MARCELLA, R. and ILLINGWORTH, L. 2010. Organisational information behaviour in the public consultation process in Scotland. Information research [online], 15(4), paper 442. Available from: http://www.informationr.net/ir/15-4/paper442.html

This study explored the information behaviour of representative groups in responding to Scottish Government consultations. It investigated how organizations find out about relevant consultations, how they go about gathering information in preparation... Read More about Organisational information behaviour in the public consultation process in Scotland..

The 'main street' in Kirkwall: a pilot research projects. (2010)
Report
BAXTER, G., GRAY, D., MORRISON, K., REID, P.H., VERGUNST, J., WILLIAMS, D. 2010. The 'main street' in Kirkwall: a pilot research projects. Draft report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

In July 2010, researchers from Robert Gordon University, in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen, conducted a pilot research project which investigated the role of the main street (i.e. Bridge Street, Albert Street, Broad Street and Victoria... Read More about The 'main street' in Kirkwall: a pilot research projects..

The best-laid schemes? The provision and accessibility of government consultation information in the UK. (2010)
Journal Article
BAXTER, G. 2010. The best-laid schemes? The provision and accessibility of government consultation information in the UK. Libri [online], 60(3), pages 253-267. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/libr.2010.022

In recent years, government at all levels in the UK has increasingly recognised the need for ongoing dialogue between policy makers and stakeholders during the policymaking process. Prompted by a number of factors, including devolution and New Labour... Read More about The best-laid schemes? The provision and accessibility of government consultation information in the UK..

The best-laid schemes: the provision and accessibility of government consultation information in the UK. (2009)
Presentation / Conference
BAXTER, G. 2009. The best-laid schemes: the provision and accessibility of government consultation information in the UK. Presented at the 2nd Information: interactions and impact conference (i3 2009), 22-25 June 2009, Aberdeen, UK.

This conference paper presented the main results of a study that examined the provision and accessibility of information relating to Scottish Government public consultation exercises. It discussed the accessibility and communication of information at... Read More about The best-laid schemes: the provision and accessibility of government consultation information in the UK..

The mobilisation of organised interests in policy making: access, activity and bias in the 'group system'. (2009)
Report
HALPIN, D. and BAXTER, G. 2009. The mobilisation of organised interests in policy making: access, activity and bias in the 'group system'. Full research report, ESRC end of award report, RES-000-22-1932. Swindon: ESRC [online]. Available from: http://www.researchcata...-4a0c-a0a9-9ad822e6d467

What organized interests are mobilized in influencing public policy? What does the map of organised interests - the 'group system' - look like? This has been a central concern in political science for decades. The reason for this preoccupation is cle... Read More about The mobilisation of organised interests in policy making: access, activity and bias in the 'group system'..

The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates in the 2007 Scottish Parliament election. (2008)
Journal Article
MARCELLA, R., BAXTER, G. and CHEAH, S. 2008. The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates in the 2007 Scottish Parliament election. Libri [online], 58(4), pages 294-305. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1515/libr.2008.029

This paper reports the results of a study which investigated the use of the Internet by political parties and individual candidates as part of their campaigns for election to the Scottish Parliament in 2007. This was a comparative, follow-up study to... Read More about The use of the Internet by political parties and candidates in the 2007 Scottish Parliament election..