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Explaining the Absence of Class Politics in Ireland

  title={Explaining the Absence of Class Politics in Ireland},
  author={P. Mair},
  • P. Mair
  • Published 1992
  • Political Science
IN RECENT YEARS there has been quite a gradual if nevertheless pronounced shift in conventional political science treatments of the Irish case, a shift which has seen an emphasis on the peculiarities of Irish political life being slowly replaced by a new emphasis on essential comparability. In part, this shift has resulted from the internationalisation of Irish political science, and from the incorporation of data and interpretations of the Irish case within cross-national research projects… Expand

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