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Research Papers 2014

Synopsis Here you will find a list of Assembly and Executive Review Committee research papers published in 2014.

  • Sitting and Voting Times in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland

    Reference: 121/14 - Date: 24/11/2014

    This paper has been prepared in the context of the review by the Assembly and Executive Review Committee into women in politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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  • Job Sharing, Twinning and Zipping: Applications to Northern Ireland

    Reference: 120/14 - Date: 24/11/2014

    This paper has been prepared in the context of the review by the Assembly and Executive Review Committee into women in politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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  • Women and Public Appointments in Northern Ireland

    Reference: 119/14 - Date: 24/11/2014

    This paper has been prepared in the context of the review by the Assembly and Executive Review Committee into women in politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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  • Sitting Times in the Swedish Riksdag

    Reference: 110/14 - Date: 03/11/2014

    This paper has been prepared in the context of the review by the Assembly and Executive Review Committee into women in politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly. Following discussion on family friendly sitting times in the Swedish Riksdag, this paper summarises procedures in the Riksdag with regard to sitting times and some comparison is made with sitting time procedures in the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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  • Training and Support Programmes for Women in Politics

    Reference: NIAR 575-14 - Date: 04/11/2014

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  • Job Sharing in Political Representation

    Reference: NIAR 662-14 - Date: 04/11/2014

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  • The Swedish General Election 2014 and the Representation of Women

    Reference: 93/14 - Date: 07/10/2014

    This paper reviews the Swedish general election of September 2014 from the perspective of the representation of women in politics

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  • Local Elections 2014: Results by Party and Gender

    Reference: 78/14 - Date: 24/06/2014

    This Briefing Note has been prepared in the context of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee review on women in the Northern Ireland Assembly1. The Note should be read in conjunction with Research and Information Service Briefing Note Candidates for the 2014 Elections in Northern Ireland by Gender.

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  • Who Runs Northern Ireland? A Summary of Statistics Relating to Gender and Power

    Reference: 79/14 - Date: 24/06/2014

    This Briefing Paper is prepared in the context of the review by the Assembly and Executive Review Committee (AERC) of the representation of women in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The paper summarises statistics on gender representation in decision-making positions in Northern Ireland.

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  • The Use of Quotas to Increase the Political Representation of Women

    Reference: 57/14 - Date: 27/05/2014

    This Briefing Paper has been prepared in the context of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee review of the representation of women in the Northern Ireland Assembly. It supplements a previous Research Paper, Women in the Northern Ireland Assembly. A brief overview of the rationale behind the use of quotas is given, a survey of types of quota, a summary where they are in use and some discussion on their effectiveness is undertaken.

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  • Female Candidates in Local Elections in Northern Ireland

    Reference: 56/14 - Date: 27/05/2014

    This Note has been prepared in the context of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee review on women in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Note summarises female candidates by party in local elections in Northern Ireland.

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  • Candidates for the 2014 Elections in Northern Ireland by Gender

    Reference: 48/14 - Date: 06/05/2014

    This Briefing Note supplements previous papers written in the context of a review by the Assembly and Executive Review Committee of the representation of women in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Note summarises candidates for the European and local government election in Northern Ireland by gender.

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  • Women in Local Councils: Statistical Overview

    Reference: 47/14 - Date: 06/05/2014

    This Briefing Note supplements previous papers written in the context of a review by the Assembly and Executive Review Committee review of the representation of women in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Note gives figures for women’s representation in local councils in England, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland 1999-2012.

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  • Women in the Northern Ireland Assembly - Update

    Reference: 46/14 - Date: 06/05/2014

    This note has been prepared for the Assembly and Executive Review Committee (AERC) in the context of the Committee’s consideration of topics for review. The note updates the Research Paper 'Women in the Northern Ireland Assembly' presented to the AERC on 10 September 2013.

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  • Human Rights and Equality Proofing of Public Bills

    Reference: 20/14 - Date: 11/02/2014

    This paper outlines the procedures by which legislation made by the Northern Ireland Assembly is scrutinised on human rights and equality grounds. The paper is written in the context of the Assembly and Executive Review Committee’s (A&ERC) Review of Petitions of Concern.

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  • Women in the Northern Ireland Assembly

    Reference: 09/14 - Date: 21/01/2014

    This paper summarises the background to women’s representation in politics, outlines the legislative frameworks relevant to women’s representation in the Northern Ireland Assembly and reviews some mechanisms for increasing female representation.

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  • Standing Committees that examine conformity with human rights and equality issues in legislatures in the UK and Ireland

    Reference: 01/14 - Date: 15/01/2014

    This briefing paper has been prepared following a request from the Assembly & Executive Review Committee for information, where it exists, on the role and remit of any Standing Committees in the UK and Ireland examining conformity with human rights and equality issues, their membership and the main processes of these Committees.

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