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An analysis of eParticipation in Scottish local authorities
(The Robert Gordon University, 2010-03)
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 ...
An empirical investigation of the relationship between corporate governance and firm performance: evidence from Ghana.
(Robert Gordon University, 2012-11)
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 ...
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 ...
Youth participation and the Scottish Parliament: accessibility and participation for children and young people.
(The Robert Gordon University, 2009-12)
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 ...
Fostering the delivery of wind power: an evaluation of the performance of policy instruments in three European Union member states.
(The Robert Gordon University, 2010-05)
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 ...
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, 2014-05)
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 ...