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The public accountability of business associations under conditions of EU policy participation. (2014)
Thesis
BARLOW, R.A. 2014. The public accountability of business associations under conditions of EU policy participation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Set in the context of wider problems of EU popular legitimacy, the thesis explores a participatory model of EU policy making based around business associations as agents of participation. Policy participation implies public accountability, where ther... Read More about The public accountability of business associations under conditions of EU policy participation..

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..

French and British corporate political strategies in the case of the European Merger Control Regime: national or European? (2009)
Thesis
AUBRY, N.O. 2009. French and British corporate political strategies in the case of the European Merger Control Regime: national or European? Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Has the construction of a European level playing field in terms of policy solutions in the merger control field led to a de facto standardisation of European corporate modes of representation? This study challenges scholars who have predicted the dev... Read More about French and British corporate political strategies in the case of the European Merger Control Regime: national or European?.