Download e-book for kindle: Independents in Irish party democracy by Liam Weeks

By Liam Weeks

This publication examines the phenomenon of the self sustaining baby-kisser, believed to be extinct in such a lot political platforms. it's very a lot alive and good in eire, and has skilled a substantial resurgence in recent times. Independents gained a list variety of seats in 2016 and had 3 ministers appointed to cupboard. This presence is especially strange from a comparative standpoint, and there are extra independents within the Irish parliament than the mixed overall in all different business democracies.

The objective of this publication is to provide an explanation for this anomaly, how and why independents can suffer in a democracy that's one of many oldest surviving in Europe and has traditionally had essentially the most good occasion systems.

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