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Independents in Irish party democracy

By Liam Weeks

Independents in Irish party democracy

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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-9960-1
  • Pages: 328
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: May 2017
  • BIC Category: Society & social sciences / Politics & government, Irish Politics, Politics & government, Political parties, Ireland, European history, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy, POLITICAL SCIENCE / General, HISTORY / Europe / Ireland, Society & social sciences / Political corruption, Society & social sciences / Political activism, Society & social sciences / Political parties, Ireland

Description

There are more independents in the Irish parliament than the combined total in all other industrial democracies. This book analyses and explains the reasons for the significance of a breed of politician long believed extinct in many national political systems.

Author

Liam Weeks is a Lecturer in Politics at the Department of Government, University College Cork and an Honorary Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, Macquarie University

Contents

1. Introduction
2. A typology of independents
3. Independents' electoral history
4. Independent parliamentarians
5. The independent voter
6. Independents and the electoral system
7. Independents and government
8. Why are there independents in Ireland?
9. Conclusion
Appendix
References
Index

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