"How Ireland Voted 2002" provides an in depth analysis of the Irish general election. Continuing an established series of election studies, it sets out the context of the campaign, assesses the impact of the political parties' marketing strategies, and presents first hand candidate campaign diaries. It analyzes voting patterns employing both aggregate data and survey evidence, discusses the post election negotiations leading to the formation of the new government, and considers the implications for the future of the Irish party system.
'The ultimate in authoritative analysis...must not be left unread by any serious student of Irish Politics.' - Irish Independent
'...the regular definitive report on Irish elections.' - Irish Independent (Dublin)
'Like its predecessors, this book offers the definitive account of the Irish general election' - Ian Mcallister, Political Studies Review