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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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The Irish constitutional convention – lessons from abroad

A few weeks ago I organised an event at the Royal Irish Academy that brought together the world’s leading experts on deliberation, some of whom had helped organise or had being members of constitutional conventions in their own countries. The … Continue reading

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