Agnes Allansdottir

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Enterprise Papers Enterprise Papers are a mix of policy papers, sector-specific studies, and a combination of both. Written by the staff of the Enterprise Directorate-General, or by experts working in association with them, they aim to raise awareness of enterprise policy issues and stimulate debate. These papers do not necessarily reflect the opinion or(More)
An outstanding open problem is whether collective social phenomena occurring over short timescales can systematically reduce cultural heterogeneity in the long run, and whether offline and online human interactions contribute differently to the process. Theoretical models suggest that short-term collective behavior and long-term cultural diversity are(More)
This paper presents the results of an assessment of public views on eventual geothermal energy development in Sicily. The research was carried out under a much wider research project, VIGOR, with the aim to explore the feasibility of geothermal energy utilization in southern Italy. This study has two primary objectives: (1) to explore the views and opinions(More)
113 A rebuilding of public trust in regulators and industry from the nadir of the 1990s is in evidence. On an index capturing trust surplus (the percentage trusting minus the percentage not trusting), we find national governments at 46% (up 13% since 2005), the European Union (EU; Brussels) at 56% (up 14%) and industry at 50% (up 9%). On this index,(More)
We examine international public opinion towards stem-cell research during the period when the issue was at its most contentious. We draw upon representative sample surveys in Europe and North America, fielded in 2005 and find that the majority of people in Europe, Canada and the United States supported stem-cell research, providing it was tightly regulated,(More)
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