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The Role of Political Parties in Young People’s Civil and Political Participation in Ireland: A Focus on Young Immigrants (18 – 24)

It is said that young people are the conscience of every society and the architects of a nation’s tomorrow (McCann 2013). Furthermore, young people between the ages of 15 and 24 make up 1.2 billion of the world’s human capital, many of whom are already making civic and political contributions to the Millennium Development Goals …

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Counting What Doesn’t Count? A Study of the Overhead Myth’s Prevalence in the Irish Nonprofit Sector

The nonprofit sector is often challenged to show its impact, to prove its return on investment and demonstrate its efficiency and effectiveness. When determining the merit of a nonprofit organisation, donors can choose to look at a range of indicators. This study investigates one such indicator that has been at the centre of recent scrutiny …

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Exploring the Attitudes to Environment Protection within Irish Agriculture Sector: Focus on Livestock Waste Management.

This research topic came from my own interest in agriculture. In Rwanda, I spent many years trying to solve issues relating to environment protection, and tried to come up with new and innovative ways to find solutions to different problems. But during that journey in finding the solutions I learnt that in solving the environmental …

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Migration and Muslim Cultural Identity: Living as Outsiders, Inside Europe – A case study of Muslim migrants living in Dublin

This thesis sets out to explore whether geographical migration has an affect on the cultural identity of Muslim migrants in Ireland. Set against the socio-political backdrop of the terrorist attacks of 2001 and the subsequent “war on terror”, Europe and other parts of the Western world have experienced a polarisation of Muslim cultural identity and …

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Through a different lens: The potential impact of development education on a short-term volunteer

This study examines the potential impact that development education could have on a short-term volunteer. It also recommends ways in which a short-term volunteer sending organisation could adopt a development education programme into their organisational approach. In order to research the potential impact of development education I use two Irish short-term volunteer sending organisations in …

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When the Personal is Political: An Appreciative Inquiry into the Relevance of Carl Rogers’ Theories to Development Relationships in Irish NGO Practice

The American psychologist Carl Rogers believed that as humans we have a natural tendency towards growth and empowerment. Placing his confidence in the innate capabilities and potential of the individual, Rogers maintained that when three core conditions of congruence, empathy and unconditional positive regard are present, an environment that encourages growth and empowerment is created. …

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NGO Accountability – Policies and Practices in Ireland. A Focus on Trust – A Case study of Concern Worldwide

This research takes place at a time of immense change within the Voluntary and Community sector in Ireland. Calls for a reform of the legislation from inside and outside the sector have resulted in the Charities Act 2009. The objectives of this reform are to ensure accountability and increase transparency which it is hoped, will …

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The Long-Term Effects of Immersion Experiences on Development Activism in Ireland – A Case Study of the Belvedere College Calcutta Exchange Programme

Immersion programmes have grown in popularity over the last decade. They represent an approach to development education which is relatively unproven and at one end of the spectrum of experiential learning. This study is an examination of the effectiveness of such programmes at creating a lasting engagement with development issues by the participants into their …

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Irish Extractive Companies Operating in Africa: Attitudes to Anti-Corruption Transparency Regulations

This research takes place at a time when the extractive industry in the developing world is evolving rapidly. An increasing percentage of raw materials, such as hydrocarbons and minerals are being sourced in developing countries. In many countries the material wealth that is obtained from the extraction of raw materials is not filtering down to the citizens of the …

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The Role of the Irish State in Dealing with Human Trafficking: What are the Constraints on Current Practices of the Main State Organisations in Tackling Human Trafficking and Protecting its Victims in Ireland?

Human trafficking is internationally recognised as a complex and multi-faceted criminal act that violates human rights of vulnerable groups of people, especially women and children. As a consequence, national and international policies have been adopted and are now in operation. The Irish State has made available resources and services to facilitate the implementation of the …

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Perceptions of the Role of NGOs in Promoting Development Education in Secondary Schools in Ireland

From the early 1970s missionaries returning to Ireland set up NGOs like Concern and Trócaire. From the outset a major part of their work was taken up here with establishing Development Education (DE) in schools. Gradually the State took a greater interest in the integration of DE in the curriculum and it currently has a …

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