This post is based on the author’s paper to PSAI Annual Conference 2017, titled ‘Reliable text-analysis coding of emotive campaign rhetoric in referendums’, due to be presented Sunday 15 October.
Guest Post by Dr. Stephen Quinlan, GESIS Leibniz Institute With the focus now firmly on government formation, academics and political number crunchers are also trying to discover why Irish people voted the way they did on 26 February 2016. The election resulted in one of the most diverse Dáils in the history of the State being…
Posted by Tom Louwerse, Trinity College Dublin Note: the last Red C poll does not provide separate estimates for the Green Party and Others, therefore the OTH and GP line end in April. Opinion polls are a source of information for voters, parties and the media alike. Especially polls into the popularity of parties are usually…
Post by Mary C. Murphy, University College Cork The 2011 Irish general election produced an exceptionally high level of turnover of TDs. 76 or 45% of the current 166 Dáil members were never TDs before. This represents the first time since 1923 that a majority of those elected did not belong to the previous Dáil.
In this newly published work in Electoral Studies, I (along with two colleagues: Dr. Maria Laura Sudulich of EUI Florence and Professor David Farrell of University College Dublin) asked whether candidates who spent more money were more likely to succeed at European Parliament (EP) elections.
StatPlanet is an application that allows you to access, visualise and analyse all the 5000+ indicators available from the World Bank database through interactive maps and graphs.
The Quality of Government Institute in Sweden has released a new cross-national and time-series dataset on. Details below