Independents in Irish party democracy by Liam Weeks

By Liam Weeks

This e-book examines the phenomenon of the self reliant flesh presser, 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 received a list variety of seats in 2016 and had 3 ministers appointed to cupboard. This presence is particularly strange from a comparative viewpoint, and there are extra independents within the Irish parliament than the mixed overall in all different commercial democracies.

The target of this ebook is to give 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 probably the most good celebration systems.

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