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Dr. Conor Little


I was awarded a PhD by the European University Institute in 2014 and I have worked at University College Dublin, Keele University, and the University of Copenhagen. My research interests include political parties, political careers, the comparative politics of climate change, and Irish politics.

Teaching Interests

@ Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017 – Parties in government. Who gets in? Who gets what? How long does it last? – 7.5 ECTS
Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017 – Ministerial careers in comparative perspective – 7.5 ECTS
Spring 2015, Spring 2017 – Comparative Public Policy – 7.5 ECTS
Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015 – Lectures on the BA in Comparative Politics course

@ School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin
Spring 2012 – Comparative Public Policy – 10 ECTS
Autumn 2012 – Comparative Politics (BA) – 10 ECTS
Autumn 2012 – Comparative European Politics (postgraduate) – 10 ECTS
Autumn 2012 – Introduction to Research Design – 5 ECTS
Autumn 2012 – Introduction to Qualitative Methods – 5 ECTS


Book Chapter


The Irish party system: at a critical juncture.
Little, C.; Farrell, D.M.
The Oxford Handbook of Irish Politics


The party politics of climate change in Ireland.
Little, C.
Ireland and the Climate Crisis


The Irish party system: at a critical juncture
Little, Conor; Farrell, David M.
The Oxford Handbook of Irish Politics


Fianna Fáil. In the Liberals but not of the Liberals.
Little, Conor; Farrell, David M.
Liberal Parties in Europe


Party Organization and Party Unity
Little, Conor; Farrell, David M.
Organizing Representation: Political Parties, Participation and Power


Green parties in government
Little, Conor
Green Parties in Europe


Responsible government and representation in the Eurocrisis
Froio, Caterina; Little, Conor
Party Politics and Democracy in Europe: Essays in Honour of Peter Mair


Environmental Challenges
Little, Conor; Torney, Diarmuid
The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy


Little, Conor
L'Italia e L'Europa al Bivio delle Riforme. Le elezioni europee e amministrative del 25 maggio 2014.


Little, Conor; Sudulich, Maria Laura; Wall, Matthew
The 2009 Elections to the European Parliament : country reports

Peer Reviewed Journal


Climate politics in small European states
Carter N.;Little C.;Torney D.
Environmental Politics DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2019.1625144


Political parties and climate policy: A new approach to measuring parties' climate policy preferences
Carter, Neil; Ladrech, Robert; Little, Conor; Tsagkroni, Vasiliki
Party Politics DOI: 10.1177/1354068817697630


The politics of climate change in Ireland: symposium introduction
Little, Conor; Torney, Diarmuid
Irish Political Studies DOI: 10.1080/07907184.2017.1299135


Environmental politics in the 2015 Danish general election
Kosiara-Pedersen, Karina; Little, Conor
Environmental Politics DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2015.1123825


Ministerial Importance and Survival in Government: Tough at the Top?
Bright, Jonathan; Döring, Holger; Little, Conor
West European Politics DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2014.993166


Implementing Democratic Equality in Political Parties: Organisational Consequences in the Swedish and the German Pirate Parties
Bolleyer, Nicole; Little, Conor; von Nostitz, Felix-Christopher
Scandinavian Political Studies DOI: 10.1111/1467-9477.12044