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Tourism in peripheral areas: the use of causal networks and lesson drawing as analytical methods.
(Robert Gordon University, 2002-02)
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 ...
The role of specialised groups in the debate about the European Constitution.
(Robert Gordon University, 2012-05)
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 ...
The institutional effects of the Scottish Parliament upon organised interests.
(The Robert Gordon University, 2004-06)
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 ...
The public accountability of business associations under conditions of EU policy participation.
(Robert Gordon University, 2014-10)
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 ...