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dc.contributor.authorGarvin, Tom
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-25T14:30:15Z
dc.date.available2014-04-25T14:30:15Z
dc.date.issued1977
dc.identifier.citationTom Garvin, 'Nationalist elites, Irish voters and Irish political-development - comparative perspective', Economic and Social Research Institute, Economic and Social Review, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1977, 1977, pp161-186
dc.identifier.issn0012-9984
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/69084
dc.description.abstractIn this essay it is argued that the Irish political system, although it is usually seen as a deviant case among Western polities, is best viewed in a broader comparative perspective - that of decolonialising political systems. In the central sections o f this paper an examination is made of the development of the Irish party system and it is concluded that the structure of the system tallies well with common descriptions o f the politics of post-colonial states. It is also suggested that the main significant exception to this general statement is afforded by the governmental machine, which has remained intact and centralised rather than becoming decentralised and penetrated by politics in the manner typical of democratic post-colonial countries. In a final section, it is suggested that certain well-known peculiarities of Irish political culture are to be explained with reference to this characteristically Irish divorce between politics and government.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEconomic & Social Studies
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomic and Social Review
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol. 8, No. 3, 1977
dc.subjectPolitics
dc.subjectIreland
dc.titleNationalist elites, Irish voters and Irish political-development - comparative perspective
dc.typeJournal article
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.publisher.placeDublin
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsOpenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp161-186


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