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Is the Open Ballot a Closed Door to Women in Parliament?

by Mary Brennan, University College Dublin Around the world millions of women celebrate 100 years since they joined the ranks of the electorate… but not the ranks of the Parliamentarians!! As Yvonne Galligan consistently points out, the suffragettes did not suffer … Continue reading

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New paper on the state of our system of representative democracy

The latest issue of West European Politics is dedicated to the late Peter Mair, including a paper by SPIRe’s David Farrell. This paper addresses Mair’s lament about the state of party politics and the future of representative politics itself. Farrell’s … Continue reading

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