Clientelism and careerism in Irish local-government - the persecution of civil-servants revisited
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:C.A. Collins, 'Clientelism and careerism in Irish local-government - the persecution of civil-servants revisited', Economic and Social Research Institute, Economic and Social Review, Vol.16, No. 4, 1985, 1985, pp273-286
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The relationship between elected politicians, local civil servants and the public has been a standard topic of Irish political science for decades. The usual characterisation of the relationship between the voter and the politician as being clientelistic is not questioned, but allegations that the civil servants are also involved in a clientelist network are challenged. Local bureaucrats are recruited in an apolitical manner and have career paths that render them independent of the classic local pressures.
Author: Collins, C.A.
Publisher:Economic and Social Research Institute
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Economic and Social Review
Vol.16, No. 4, 1985
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