Politics in the Republic of Ireland

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  • Dawsonera.
  • 5th ed.
  • Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge 2009
Physical description
1 online resource (513 p.)
  • 1-282-28402-9
  • 9786612284021
  • 0-203-86950-8
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
  • Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Boxes; Notes on contributors; Preface; Glossary; Acronyms; Part I The context of Irish politics; 1 The foundations of statehood; 2 Society and political culture; 3 The changing constitution; Part II Representative democracy at work; 4 The electoral system; 5 Parties and the party system; 6 Voting behaviour; 7 The Oireachtas; 8 The constituency role of Dáil deputies; 9 Women in politics; Part III Policy and administration; 10 The government and the Taoiseach; 11 Interest groups in the policy-making process; 12 Multi-level governance
  • Part IV Ireland in a wider world13 Northern Ireland and the British dimension; 14 Europe and the international dimension; Appendices; Index
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