Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2016

200 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719097652

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Electoral competition in Ireland since 1987

The politics of triumph and despair

Gary Murphy

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides an innovative history of electoral politics in the Republic of Ireland from the deep recession of the 1980s through the economic boom to the despair of the post 2008 recession
  • Offers a rigorous analysis of the forces that shaped the decisions of Irish politicians and policy makers in the period from 1987
  • Assesses the electoral meltdown of Fianna Fáil in 2011 and explains why the Irish electorate has consistently chosen conservative political alternatives
  • Written in a lively and engaging style and offers a comprehensive explanation of the politics of modern Ireland; a country which managed the extraordinary feat of losing its economic sovereignty in 2010

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