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The Irish Party System : A Criticism of Sartori's Contradictory Approach

Gatley, David Alan (1979) The Irish Party System : A Criticism of Sartori's Contradictory Approach. Master of Arts (MA) thesis, University of Kent. (doi:10.22024/UniKent/01.02.41340) (KAR id:41340)

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The idea for writing this dissertation came to me after reading Giovanni Sartori's book,

Sartori's ideas about Eire (The Irish Republic) are, to say the least, contradictory.

party systems could be applied to the Irish case. That is, to answer the question: does

describe the party system in Eire?

Systems; A Framework for Analysts.' New York 1976, Chapter 5, and in Typology of

Studies in Political Sociology', Free Press 1970. All my references to Sartori in this

In carrying out my research I devised a questionnaire which I sent to Irish T.D's

election in Eire. The detailed results of this survey need not concern us in the main body

results in the appendix at the end of this work.

model of party systems, in competitive polities, devised by Sartori; Chapter Two is an

which Sartori analyses the Irish party system; Chapter Three looks at the Irish party

discussion of moderate pluralism - one of the two categories into which Sartori places

outline my research findings; Chapter Six, drawing on the survey data, seeks to see

predominant pluralism; Chapter Eight examines Sartori's contention that Eire does not

approaches are brought together in an attempt to examine whether Eire's party system

can be said to conform to the various types of party system hypothesised by Sartori.

Item Type: Thesis (Master of Arts (MA))
DOI/Identification number: 10.22024/UniKent/01.02.41340
Additional information: My MA was written in 1979 under the title The Irish Party System: A Criticism of Sartori's Schizophrenic Approach. In producing this new edition I have made one major change and a number of minor ones. I have altered the title to remove the word 'schizophrenic' and replaced it with the word 'contradictory'. The use of the word 'schizophrenic' was unfortunate and I can only apologise to Giovanni Sartori for having used it. I can only offer my youth and inexperience as an excuse for having done so. The other changes relate to the system of referencing which I have changed to the Havard system, I have numbered the tables and finally I have corrected a number of spelling and grammatical mistakes. Finally, I would like to thank Charles Banda who proof read my work and Ruth Jenkins who typed the original manuscript.
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe)
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