Governance Blog Archive

Governance Blog Archive

Here you will find an archive of Governance Blog articles published before 1 January 2020, divided into their relevant categories.


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EU exit regulations and Northern Ireland

Reading Time: 4 minutes A high profile consequence of the continuing failure to establish an Executive and fully functioning Assembly was the legislative passage this week of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill 2018.  A

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Brexit and Northern Ireland: A Reading List

Reading Time: 3 minutes Please note: This version of the Brexit and Northern Ireland reading list has now been superseded. For the very latest version, please see here. The Assembly’s Research and Information Service (RaISe) has just published a

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Democracy and Government


Image of girl using mobile phone: Increased access to social media, particularly via personal devices, presents opportunities but also risks (Image: Creative Commons Zero)
Seen but not heard: children ‘sexting’

Reading Time: 3 minutes Rapid technological changes have caused the norms and methods of children’s sexual behaviour to evolve. Much screen-based media use now involves accessing interactive social networking sites such as Facebook and Snapchat. This access, particularly via

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Statistics & GIS

A photograph showing a selection of titles from the 100 classification in the Assembly Library; in the Dewey Decimal system, 100 is used to classify philosophy and psychology
Research Matters at 100

Reading Time: 6 minutes Our blog has just published its 100th article. The Assembly Research and Information Service launched Research Matters in May 2016 in order to provide short, topical articles on recent research for Members of the Legislative

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