Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2018

328 Pages | 19 black & white illustrations, 24 tables

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526132970

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Independents in Irish party democracy

First Edition

Liam Weeks

Published by Manchester University Press

  • insightful examination of the phenomenon of the independent politician, believed to be extinct in most political systems. It is very much alive and well in Ireland, and has experienced a considerable resurgence in recent years
  • Explains the anomaly of how and why independents can endure in a democracy that is one of the oldest surviving in Europe. Will appeal to readers interested in democracy, political studies, political parties, and political culture
  • Original extensive academic study of independents
  • Excellent contributions - features contributions by parliamentarians, both past and present