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The Resource How parties win : shaping the Irish political arena, Sean D. McGraw

How parties win : shaping the Irish political arena, Sean D. McGraw

Label
How parties win : shaping the Irish political arena
Title
How parties win
Title remainder
shaping the Irish political arena
Statement of responsibility
Sean D. McGraw
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In recent decades, Ireland{u2019}s three major political parties have maintained over 80 percent of the vote in the face of rapidly shifting social divisions, political values, and controversial issues, though not by giving voice to particular interest groups or reacting to issues of the day. Rather, Sean D. McGraw reveals how party leaders select, or purposely sideline, pressing political and social issues in order to preserve their competitive advantage. By relegating divisive issues to extraparliamentary institutions, such as referenda or national wage bargaining systems, major parties mitigate the effects of changing environments and undermine the appeal of minor parties. This richly textured case study of the major parties in the Republic of Ireland engages the broader comparative argument that political parties actively shape which choices are available to the electorate and{u2014}just as importantly{u2014}which are not. Additionally, McGraw sets a new standard for mixed-method research by employing public opinion surveys, party manifestos, content analysis of media coverage, the author{u2019}s own survey of nearly two-thirds of Irish parliamentarians in both 2010 and 2012, and personal interviews conducted over the course of six years. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGraw, Sean D
Dewey number
324.2417
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JN1571
LC item number
.M45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political parties
  • Ireland
  • Political parties
  • Political science
  • Ireland
Label
How parties win : shaping the Irish political arena, Sean D. McGraw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
How parties win: a telling case study -- Ireland's political arena: a puzzling mismatch of supply and demand -- Shaping the ideological domain -- Shaping the institutional domain -- Shaping the organizational domain -- Shaping democracy's choices
Control code
897001626
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780472036127
Lccn
2014039444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)897001626
Label
How parties win : shaping the Irish political arena, Sean D. McGraw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
How parties win: a telling case study -- Ireland's political arena: a puzzling mismatch of supply and demand -- Shaping the ideological domain -- Shaping the institutional domain -- Shaping the organizational domain -- Shaping democracy's choices
Control code
897001626
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780472036127
Lccn
2014039444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)897001626

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