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What do election campaigns actually do?

Local elections in Ireland are similar to those in most other countries.

19th November, 2005

Local elections in Ireland are similar to those in most other countries. They are held in pretty low esteem.

The public, the media and even academics are all guilty of undervaluing their significance.

For example, compared to general elections, turnout at local elections is on average at least ten points lower. The media coverage is far less, and the academic literature devoted to the topic is pretty insignificant compared to the volumes written on general...

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