Fixed-Boundary Constituencies and the Principle of Equal Representation in Ireland

@article{Coakley2015FixedBoundaryCA,
  title={Fixed-Boundary Constituencies and the Principle of Equal Representation in Ireland},
  author={J. Coakley},
  journal={Irish Political Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={30},
  pages={531 - 554}
}
  • J. Coakley
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Irish Political Studies
Abstract The process of constituency boundary revision in Ireland, designed to satisfy what is perceived as a rigid requirement that a uniform deputy-population ratio be maintained across constituencies, has traditionally consumed a great deal of the time of politicians and officials. For almost two decades after a High Court ruling in 1961, the process was a political one, was highly contentious, and was marked by serious allegations of ministerial gerrymandering. The introduction in 1979 of… Expand
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