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How Ireland Voted 2002 - Michael Marsh

Paperback Published: 24th January 2003
ISBN: 9780333968352
Number Of Pages: 276

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"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

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
List of Figures
Notes on Contributors
Preface
Glossary and Abbreviations
Illustrations
The Background to the Electionp. 1
Campaign Strategiesp. 21
Canditate Selection: More Democratic or More Centrally Controlled?p. 37
The Canditates' Perspectivep. 57
Stability and Turmoil: Analysis of the Resultsp. 88
What Decided the Election?p. 119
Voter Turnout in 2002 and Beyondp. 143
Why the Opinion Polls Got it Wrong in 2002p. 159
The Media and the Campaignp. 177
The Subterranean Election of the Seanadp. 197
Government Formation in 2002: 'You Can Have Any Kind of Government as Long as it's Fianna Fail'p. 214
The Election and the Party Systemp. 230
Appendicesp. 247
Indexp. 268
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ISBN: 9780333968352
ISBN-10: 0333968352
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 24th January 2003
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1