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Personal Information
College Photo Name Liston, Vanessa
Main Department Political Science
College Title Research Associate
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Vanessa Liston holds a PhD in Political Science at the University of Dublin, Trinity College where she held a Government of Ireland scholarship. She was previously a Visiting Study Fellow at the Department of International Development, Oxford University. Her research interests are democracy, politics of the African state, ethnicity and international development. Vanessa has experience as a development worker since 1995. She is currently a Research Associate at Trinity College Dublin. Email:
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
Member American Political Science Association 2005 2008
Member Political Science Association of Ireland 2007 2008
Awards and Honours
Award Date
IRCHSS Government of Ireland Scholarship 2002 - 2005
Trinity College Postgraduate Award 2001
Digital Company Award for best multimedia project Sept 1997
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
Dutch Medium Medium Medium
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Medium Medium Medium
Research Interests
Citizenship Civil/Human Rights Comparative Government Democracy
Political Behavior Political Participation Political Philosophy Political Theory
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Vanessa Liston, Microcosms of Democracy? A Study of the Internal Governance of International NGOs in Kenya, Journal of Civil Society, 5, (1), 2009, p61 - 82
TARA - Full Text  DOI
M Gallagher, V Liston, M Marsh, L Weeks , Explaining activism levels among Fine Gael members: a test of the general incentives model, Irish Political Studies, 18, 2002
Non Peer Reviewed
Irish Political Studies, 26, 2, (2009), 137 - 260p, Eimear O'Leary, Vanessa Liston, [eds.], 2009-2012
Vanessa Liston, Microcosms of Democracy? Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and their impact on political attitudes and behaviour in Kenya, Trinity College Dublin, 2008

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