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Document title

A decline of ‘friends and neighbours voting’ in Ireland? Local candidate effects in the 2011 Irish ‘earthquake election'

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GÓRECKI M.A. (1) ; MARSH M. (2) ;
(1) Institute of Sociology, Univ., Warsaw, POLOGNE
(2) Dept. of Political Science, Trinity College, Dublin, IRLANDE

Abstract

This paper examines local candidate effects in the most recent Irish general election, held in 2011. It showsthat during this unusually volatile election, fought in the shadow of an EU/IMF ‘bailout’, ‘friends and neighbours voting’ persisted but was attenuated in comparison to what has been observed in the past. This was most pronounced in the case of the historically dominant party – Fianna Fáil – and (in a weaker form) for its all-time rival – Fine Gael. We describe the changing electoral strength of these two and other Irish parties in terms of fluctuating local candidate effects

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Political geography / ISSN 0962-6298

Editor : Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1992)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 41 [pp. 11-20]

Collation : fig., tabl., cartes

Language

Anglais

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2014.03.003

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