How Ireland Voted 2011: The Full Story of Ireland's Earthquake Election [NOOK Book]

Overview

This is the definitive analysis of the 2011 Irish General Election.

The collapse of the Irish 'Celtic Tiger' economy, in the wake of the biggest banking disaster ever, provoked a joint EU/IMF rescue plan to sustain the Irish economy and support the Euro in late 2010. The election that followed saw Europe's most successful ever party lose more than half of its vote and almost three quarters of its seats. The depth of the crisis, and the ...
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How Ireland Voted 2011: The Full Story of Ireland's Earthquake Election

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Overview

This is the definitive analysis of the 2011 Irish General Election.

The collapse of the Irish 'Celtic Tiger' economy, in the wake of the biggest banking disaster ever, provoked a joint EU/IMF rescue plan to sustain the Irish economy and support the Euro in late 2010. The election that followed saw Europe's most successful ever party lose more than half of its vote and almost three quarters of its seats. The depth of the crisis, and the widespread criticism of the political system as a whole led to expectations that the elections would fundamentally change Irish politics. Bringing together leading political analysts, as well as winners and losers from the campaign trail, How Ireland Voted 2011 brings the drama of Ireland's 'earthquake election' to life.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Debunking myths, separating fact from fiction, this book is an indispensable guide to understanding what really happened in our most recent election." - Gerald Barry, Editor, This Week, RTE Radio

"Over the past two decades the How Ireland Voted series has tracked election after election, providing the authoritative account by leading political science experts on Irish politics. How Ireland Voted 2007 is a must-read for any observer of Irish electoral politics, but particularly for those interested in understanding the background to, nature, and wider political outcomes of this extraordinary election." - David Farrell, University of Manchester, UK

"Gallagher and Marsh have assembled an impressive team of investigators to conduct a forensic examination of the Irish political scene, before, during and after the 2007 election. This report of their findings makes for fascinating reading and it will endure as the definitive account of what happened and why." - Noel Whelan, Political Analyst, Irish Times & RTE

"Surpasses its excellent predecessors by doing everything they did, and doing it really well, then adding fascinating new perspectives on matters such as the fulfilment of campaign pledges, the performance of both opinion polls and bookies in predicting the result, and the role of the media during the campaign." - Professor Michael Laver, New York University

"The most impressive How Ireland Voted volume to date." - John Garry, Irish Political Studies

"The achievement of the editors in shaping this book — and indeed in establishing this series — ranks among the most impressive in the ever-expanding academic literature on Irish elections." - John Bowman, Irish Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230350038
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/18/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

MICHAEL GALLAGHERHead of the Department of Political Science at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He has published on parties, elections and electoral systems. His recent publication include Politics in the Republic of Ireland, 5th ed (2010), Representative Government in Modern Democracies, 5th ed (2011) and The Politics of Electoral Systems (2008). He has been a visiting professor at City University of Hong Kong, Université de Lille and New York University.

MICHAEL MARSH Professor of Comparative Political Behaviour and Vice Provost of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He is a co-author of The Irish Voter (2008).
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Table of Contents

The Background to the Election, G. Murphy
The Parties' Manifestos, D. Farrell and J. Suiter
Candidate Selection, T. Reidy
Campaign Strategies and Political Marketing, P. Leahy
Internet Explorers: the Online Campaign , M. Wall and M. L. Sudulich
On the Campaign Trail, Seán Kyne, Ciara Conway, Conor Lenihan, Mary Lou McDonald, Richard Boyd Barrett, Paul Gogarty and Averil Power

Ireland's Earthquake Election: Analysis of the Results, M.Gallagher
A Positive Choice, or Anyone but Fianna Fáil, M. Marsh & K. Cunningham
Preference Voting under PR-STV 1948–2011, R. Sinnott and J. McBride
Women and the Election, F. Buckley and C. McGing
The Final Seanad Election?, J. Coakley
Government Formation in 2011, E. O'Malley
The Election in Context, P. Mair
Appendices – M. Courtney
Index
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