Last November I was invited to give a keynote address to a Forum on Electoral Research organized by the Australian Electoral Commission. The principal theme of the two-day event was citizen engagement, with most of the papers focused on the … Continue reading
Category Archives: Opinion/Debate
Says SPIRe’s Dr. Niamh Hardiman in a recent blog post at crookedtimber.org.
By: Dr. Samuel Brazys AS EXPLORED BY the BBC, the young have never had it as bad as they currently do. Despite the unprecedented prosperity of the sixty years following World War II, the baby-boomer generation are leaving their children a … Continue reading
SPIRe’s Dr. Niamh Hardiman has a recent post on Crooked Timber about the politics of Ireland’s austerity politics here,and an article that expands on this in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of Intereonomics here.
Dr. Michael Anderson of SPIRe’s Institute for British-Irish Studies argues that the Irish government must help to end the flag protests in a recent op-ed at thejournal.ie.
SPIRe’s Dr. Niamh Hardiman considers some home truths about the Euro crisis in a recent post at crookedtimber.org.
SPIRe’s Prof. Daniel Thomas considers Neo-Fascism in Europe in a series of recent posts at europedebate.ie.
A few weeks ago I organised an event at the Royal Irish Academy that brought together the world’s leading experts on deliberation, some of whom had helped organise or had being members of constitutional conventions in their own countries. The … Continue reading
Ireland Stat, a pilot Government level performance measurement website, has recently being launched by the the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.
Two SPIRe lecturers have recently shared their thoughts on the US presidential debates on RTE Radio 1’s Today with Pat Kenny. Dr. Graham Finlay discussed the first debate here, while Dr. Samuel Brazys discussed the second and third debates.