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dc.contributor.authorGarvin, Tom
dc.contributor.authorParker, Anthony
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-24T15:53:33Z
dc.date.available2014-04-24T15:53:33Z
dc.date.issued1973
dc.identifier.citationTom Garvin, Anthony Parker, 'Party loyalty and Irish voters - reply', Economic and Social Research Institute, Economic and Social Review, Vol.4 (Issue 2), 1973, 1973, pp273-275
dc.identifier.issn0012-9984
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/69009
dc.description.abstractInformed and constructive criticism is always to be welcomed. However, we feel obliged to comment on a number of points raised by Mr Gillman in his extended examination of our paper. Our inclusion of spoilt votes does create a limited amount of 'noise', but cannot be said to confuse the situation or to obscure a really simple pattern. Spoilt votes, like 'non-votes', are important parts of any electoral decision, and we included in our study indicators of spoilage and of voter turnout so as not to exclude any potentially valuable information. In fact, spoilt votes showed no significant pattern between 1969 and 1972, a fact which is in itself of interest, particularly for the contrast it affords with the extreme regularities we found elsewhere, and also because it seems to reflect the absence of any widespread expression of political alienation - this kind of sentiment being one possible explanation for widespread and systematic vote spoilage.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEconomic & Social Studies
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomic and Social Review
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol.4 (Issue 2), 1973
dc.subjectPolitics
dc.subjectIreland
dc.subjectParty Loyalty
dc.titleParty loyalty and Irish voters - reply
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.publisher.placeDUBLIN
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsOpenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp273-275


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