A new electoral system for Ireland?
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Published by The Policy Institute in association with The All-Party Oireachtas Committee on the Constitution in Dublin .
Written in English


  • Elections -- Ireland.,
  • Voting -- Ireland.,
  • Ireland -- Politics and government.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

StatementMichael Laver.
SeriesStudies in public policy / Policy Institute -- 2
ContributionsTrinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Policy Institute., Ireland. All Party Oireachtas Committee on the Constitution.
The Physical Object
Pagination56p. :
Number of Pages56
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20180797M
ISBN 101902585003

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