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Politics in the Republic of Ireland
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POLITICS IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

PAPERBACK BY COAKLEY, JOHN; GALLAGHER, MICHAEL

£32.99

ISBN
9780415476720
IMPRINT
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EDITION
5TH REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
512 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
24 AUG 2009

DESCRIPTION

Politics in the Republic of Ireland is now available in a fully revised fifth edition. Building on the success of the previous four editions, it continues to provide an authoritative introduction to all aspects of politics in the Republic of Ireland. Written by some of the foremost experts on Irish politics, it explains, analyzes and interprets the background to Irish government and contemporary political processes. Bringing students up to date with the very latest developments, Coakley and Gallagher combine real substance with a highly readable style, providing an accessible textbook that meets the needs of all those who are interested in knowing how politics and government operate in Ireland.

CONTENTS

Part 1: The Context of Irish Politics 1. Historical Background John Coakley 2. The Foundations of Statehood John Coakley 3. The Changing Constitution Michael Gallagher Part 2: Representative Democracy at Work 4. The Electoral System Richard Sinnott 5. Parties and the Party System Liam Weeks 6. Voting Behaviour Michael Marsh 7. The Oireachtas: Parliament and President Michael Gallagher 8. The Constituency Role of Dail Deputies Michael Gallagher and Lee Komito 9. Women in Politics Yvonne Galligan Part 3: Policy and Administration 10. The Government and the Taoiseach Eoin O'Malley and Shane Martin 11. Interest Groups in the Policy-Making Process Gary Murphy 12. Multi-Level Governance Neil Collins and Aodh Quinlivan Part 4: Ireland in a Wider World 13. Northern Ireland and the British Dimension John Coakley 14. Europe and the International Dimension Brigid Laffan and Ben Tonra