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Electoral competition in Ireland since 1987: The politics of triumph and despair

Gary Murphy


The aim of this book is to assess the quarter century of political competition in the Republic of Ireland from the time of the ending of recession of the 1980s up to the 2011 general election where Ireland was ruled by the Troika and austerity was a by-word for both policy making and how many people lived their lives. This book assesses in a thematic way the forces which shaped the decisions that political elites in Ireland took over the course of this crucial quarter century in modern Irish life. It examines the nature of electoral competition in modern Ireland by focusing on a number of key ... More

Keywords: Political Competition, Coalition Government, Celtic Tiger, Austerity, Corruption, Crisis, Continuity, Change, Abortion/Divorce

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719097652
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719097652.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Murphy, author
Dublin City University