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An analysis of the relevance of deliberative democracy, agonistic pluralism, and pluralist group theory in explaining Twitter activity during the Scottish independence referendum 2014. (2018)
Thesis
SMITH, P. 2018. An analysis of the relevance of deliberative democracy, agonistic pluralism, and pluralist group theory in explaining Twitter activity during the Scottish independence referendum 2014. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This thesis is predominantly focused upon the relevance of deliberative democracy and agonistic pluralism in helping us to understand and analyse the Scottish independence referendum of 2014, as it played out on Twitter. In doing so, it advances theo... Read More about An analysis of the relevance of deliberative democracy, agonistic pluralism, and pluralist group theory in explaining Twitter activity during the Scottish independence referendum 2014..

New radicals: digital political engagement in post-referendum Scotland: final report on pilot project to the communities and cultrue network+. (2015)
Report
MCLAVERTY, P., MACLEOD, I., TAIT, E., BAXTER, G., GOKER, A. and HERON, M. 2015. New radicals: digital political engagement in post-referendum Scotland: final report on pilot project to the communities and cultrue network+. Working papers of the Communities and Culture Network+ [online], 6. Available from: http://www.communitiesa...re.org/projects/outputs

The main aim of this study will be to analyse the transition of social media activism since the Scottish referendum, in order to establish whether the related activism is sustained over a longer timescale, particularly in relation to younger voters.... Read More about New radicals: digital political engagement in post-referendum Scotland: final report on pilot project to the communities and cultrue network+..

The communication and exchange of information between state and stakeholders. (2014)
Thesis
BAXTER, G. 2014. The communication and exchange of information between state and stakeholders. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis presents a critical review of the candidates Portfolio of Public Output, which is based on research conducted in the period November 2000 to date, and which consists of 21 peer-reviewed, publicly available papers published since 2001. The... Read More about The communication and exchange of information between state and stakeholders..

The road to nowhere? A critical case study of the political discourses in the debates around the decision to construct a bypass road around Aberdeen. (2014)
Thesis
FURRIE, N. 2014. The road to nowhere? A critical case study of the political discourses in the debates around the decision to construct a bypass road around Aberdeen. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research examined the role of communication “ and in particular public relations (PR) and public affairs activities “ in the decision-making processes around the proposal to build a bypass road around the city of Aberdeen. The study focused on t... Read More about The road to nowhere? A critical case study of the political discourses in the debates around the decision to construct a bypass road around Aberdeen..

Inequality and deliberative democracy. (2014)
Book Chapter
MCLAVERTY, P. 2014. Inequality and deliberative democracy. In Elstub, S. and McLaverty, P. (eds.) Deliberative democracy: issues and cases. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press [online], chapter 2, pages 34-49. Available from: https://edinburghuniver...berative-democracy.html

Deliberative Democracy is the darling of democratic theory and political theory more generally, and generates international interest. In this book a number of leading democratic theorists address the key issues that surround the theory and practice o... Read More about Inequality and deliberative democracy..

An empirical investigation of the relationship between corporate governance and firm performance: evidence from Ghana. (2012)
Thesis
OWUSU, A. 2012. An empirical investigation of the relationship between corporate governance and firm performance: evidence from Ghana. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis investigates the relationship between corporate governance and firm performance prompted by the Ghanaian Code introduced in 2003. Using a sample of the Ghanaian listed firms from 2000-2009 and the directors of these same firms, the thesis... Read More about An empirical investigation of the relationship between corporate governance and firm performance: evidence from Ghana..

The role of specialised groups in the debate about the European Constitution. (2012)
Thesis
GARCIA, L.B. 2012. The role of specialised groups in the debate about the European Constitution. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis uses the notion of specialised publics in order to analyse whether the participation of civil society organisations in the European Convention contributed to make European publics more aware of this debate. In particular it asks whether a... Read More about The role of specialised groups in the debate about the European Constitution..

Fostering the delivery of wind power: an evaluation of the performance of policy instruments in three European Union member states. (2010)
Thesis
OTITOJU, A. 2010. Fostering the delivery of wind power: an evaluation of the performance of policy instruments in three European Union member states. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Worldwide energy policies are built on three pillars: cost competitiveness, security of energy supply, and environmental responsibility. This has brought about the integration of renewable energy sources into national systems with the deployment of p... Read More about Fostering the delivery of wind power: an evaluation of the performance of policy instruments in three European Union member states..

An analysis of eParticipation in Scottish local authorities. (2010)
Thesis
TAIT, E.J. 2010. An analysis of eParticipation in Scottish local authorities. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Consulting the public in policy making is a statutory obligation for Scottish local authorities but traditional forms of public participation such as public meetings are not considered to be effective for engaging a representative range of citizens.... Read More about An analysis of eParticipation in Scottish local authorities..

Youth participation and the Scottish Parliament: accessibility and participation for children and young people. (2009)
Thesis
MACLEOD, I.M. 2009. Youth participation and the Scottish Parliament: accessibility and participation for children and young people. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The Scottish Parliament which (re)convened in 1999 was designed to engender a new style of political practice. This new politics was intended to address perceived failures within the Westminster approach to policy-making and the democratic deficit be... Read More about Youth participation and the Scottish Parliament: accessibility and participation for children and young people..