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Securing a business loan: how important is gender?

Professor Fiona Wilson | Sociology | 01 October 2003

Research about the financing of women-owned businesses is inconclusive about whether women face discrimination when seeking bank finance. One reason for this is that to date, research in the area of financing small business has been dominated by surv ...

The framing of terrorist threat in us and russian elections

Professor Sarah Oates | Political Science and International Relations | 01 October 2003

This project examined the relationship between elections and the threat of a terrorist attack in the united states and russia. It looked at the first u. S. Presidential election after 9/11 as well as two elections in russia, in which terrorist attack ...

Inclusion without membership: bringing russia, ukraine and belarus closer to 'europe'

Professor Stephen White | Political Science and International Relations | 30 September 2003

A study of the relationship between russia, ukraine and belarus, on the one hand, and an enlarging eu and nato, on the other, using elite interviews, focus groups and mass surveys as well as printed sources, with a view to identifying the opportuniti ...

Superstitious perceptions reveal properties of internal representations

Professor Philippe Schyns | Psychology | 01 March 2003

Typical models of categorization and recognition propose that the observer uses information from memory to match against an unknown input, in order to recognize this input. Here, we develop a technique that can quantify and depict what this memory in ...

The putin elite

Professor Stephen White | Political Science and International Relations | 10 January 2003

There has been continued speculation about the nature of the new russian president. There is even less reliable information about the ‘putin elite’, including the c1500 key officials from the central and regional levels of the russian system. Various ...

Economic incentives, non-point pollution and integrated catchment management

Professor Nick Hanley | Economics | 14 December 2002

The water framework directive, introduced by the eu in 2000, is the most important change to the management of water resources in the uk in the recent past. The directive mandates the establishment of integrated catchment management plans, which will ...

Environmental and distributional impacts of climate change in scotland

Professor Nick Hanley | Economics | 01 October 2002

This project will examine the differential regional impacts of climate change on scottish agriculture. The impacts considered comprise changes in land cover, incomes, employment, biodiversity and landscape values. A modelling strategy will be followe ...

Managing the decline of sterling 1958-73

Professor Catherine Schenk | Economic & Social History | 01 October 2002

The choice of appropriate exchange rate regime has been an ongoing source of debate for governments throughout the 20th century and continues to be the subject of disagreement among economists today. More specifically, the role of sterling and the ma ...

Is tv a contributory factor in accent change in adolescents?

Dr Jane Stuartsmith | Linguistics (General) | 01 September 2002

In the late 1990s some surprising results emerged from glasgow. Working-class adolescents with little opportunity for social or geographical mobility were leading in language, and in particular, in pronunciation changes. These young speakers were usi ...

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