Election of Green Party Cathaoirleach, 2007

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Title: Election of Green Party Cathaoirleach, 2007
Authors: Baker, John
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2057
Date: Sep-2008
Abstract: In the autumn of 2007 the Green Party elected a new Cathaoirleach (Chairperson) by means of a ballot of all of its members. What made the election especially interesting to students of politics is that it took place using a voting system that is rarely used in real political systems, the Borda Count. Because the Green Party was willing to make the full set of electoral data available for analysis, it was possible not just to review the actual result but to consider what the result would have been under alternative voting systems and to investigate some theoretically relevant counterfactual scenarios. In this report, I set out the background and outcome of the election and then use the full set of data to comment on its relevance to some theoretical debates about voting.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Routledge
Journal: Irish Political Studies
Volume: 23
Issue: 3
Start page: 431
End page: 440
Copyright (published version): 2008 Political Studies Association of Ireland
Keywords: Voting proceduresDemocracy
Subject LCSH: Green Party (Ireland)
Nominations for office--Ireland
Voting research--Ireland
DOI: 10.1080/07907180802246750
Other versions: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07907180802246750
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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