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Professor Raj Chari

Professor (Political Science)

Prof. Raj Chari was born in Swift Current Saskatchewan Canada. After completing a B.A and M.A at the University of Saskatchewan, he did his PhD in Queen's University (Canada). Most of his Doctoral Thesis research and writing was performed out of the Juan March Institute in Madrid (Spain). Previous appointments include working for Vincent Wright at Nuffield College (Oxford) before joining Trinity in 1999.
  Canadian politics   Comparitive political economy   Economic policy making   EU Politics   Globalisation   Government Regulations   Political parties   Privatisation and deregulation in western Europe   Public Policy   Spanish politics
 Life After Privatization
 International Trends in Regulating Lobbying
 Public Policies and Multi-Level Regulatory Structures in a Global Economy
 Regulating Lobbying Activity in the EU, USA, Canada and Germany
 International Regulation of Newly Privatised Firms

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French Fluent Medium Basic
Spanish Fluent Fluent Fluent
Michele Crepaz and Raj Chari, Interest group access to policymaking in Ireland, Irish Political Studies, 38, (1), 2023, p60 - 91, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Raj Chari, Isabel Rozas, Virus, Antivirals and Vaccines: Why Politics Matter, First, Berlin/Boston, DeGruyter, 2022, 144pp, Book, PUBLISHED  URL  URL
Raj Chari, John Hogan, Gary Murphy and Michele Crepaz, Regulating Lobbying: A Global Comparison 2nd edition, 2nd, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2019, 1 - 256pp, Notes: [Governments worldwide are developing sunshine policies that increase transparency in politics, where a key initiative is regulating lobbyists. Building on the pioneering first edition, this book updates its examination of all jurisdictions with regulations, from the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. It offers unique insights into how the regulations compare and contrast against each other, offering a revamped theoretical classification of different regulatory environments and situating each political system therein. This edition innovatively considers different measurements to capture the robustness of lobbying laws in terms of promoting transparency and accountability. And, based on the authors' experience of advising governments globally, it closes with a no-nonsense guide on how to make a lobbying law. This is of value to policymakers seeking to introduce or amend regulations, and lobbyists seeking to influence this process.], Book, PUBLISHED  URL
International Dynamics in Lobbying Regulation in, editor(s)D. Dialer and M. Richter , Lobbying in the European Union: Strategies, Dynamics and Trends, Switzerland, Springer, 2019, pp49 - 65, [M. Crepaz, R. Chari, J. Hogan, G. Murphy], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Raj Chari, Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM): Ireland End-of-Term Report 2016-2018, Washington DC, 2019, p1 - 61, Notes: [Analysis of Ireland's commitment to Open Government Policies at the end of term of its 2nd OGP National Action Plan (2016-18) ], Report, PUBLISHED  URL
Michele Crepaz and Raj Chari, Assessing the validity and reliability of measurements when evaluating public policy, Journal of Public Policy, 38, (3), 2018, p275 - 304, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL  URL
Raj Chari, Ireland Mid-Term Report 2016-2018 (Year 1), Washington DC, 2018, p1 - 86, Notes: [Analysis of Ireland's Implementation of the first year of its Second Open Government Partnership National Action Plan (2016-18)], Report, PUBLISHED  URL
Raj Chari, Ireland - End of Term Report, Independent Reporting Mechanism, Open Government Partnership, Washington, Open Government Partnership, 2017, p1 - 49, Notes: [Evaluates the government of Ireland's commitment to open government and transparency policies], Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Evolution of Aid in the EU: Classifying Different Types of Countries and the Financial and Economic Crisis in, editor(s)H. Hofmann and C. Micheau , State Aid Law of the EU, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016, pp12 - 17, [R. Chari], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Raj Chari, Ireland - Mid-Term Progress Report, 2014-15, Independent Research Mechanism, Open Government Partnership, Washington DC, Open Government Partnership, 2016, p1 - 92, Notes: [Important regulatory policies such as the government's commitment to whistleblowing laws, lobbying regulation, ethics reform and freedom of information are evaluated], Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL

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Raj Chari and Daniel Hillebrand O'Donovan, Lobbying the European Commission: Open or secret?, 2011, Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Spain, S. Pendergast and T. Pendergast, Worldmark Encyclopedia of National Economies, 1st, 1-4, Michigan, Gale Group, 2002, pp431 - 446, [Raj S. Chari and Suvi Iltanen], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, PUBLISHED


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Faculty Visiting Research Fellowship (VRF), The Policy Institute 2002-2003
Public Policy Analysis; Economic Policy-Making; Social Policy-Making; Deregulation; Privatisation; Party Politics in Spain and Italy.