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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..

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..

The institutional effects of the Scottish Parliament upon organised interests. (2004)
Thesis
MACIVER, H.E.C. 2004. The institutional effects of the Scottish Parliament upon organised interests. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Interest group activity in Scotland has been subject to relatively little academic research. This thesis, begun the same year that the Scottish Parliament opened, looks at the effects of this new political institution (with particular emphasis on the... Read More about The institutional effects of the Scottish Parliament upon organised interests..

Tourism in peripheral areas: the use of causal networks and lesson drawing as analytical methods. (2002)
Thesis
NASH, R. 2002. Tourism in peripheral areas: the use of causal networks and lesson drawing as analytical methods. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The thesis sets out to evaluate the use of Causal Networks as a methodology and as a means of highlighting the problems associated with tourism in peripheral areas. Once these problems were identified through this process, the research findings are r... Read More about Tourism in peripheral areas: the use of causal networks and lesson drawing as analytical methods..