This book covers the 1997 elections in Ireland, providing an in-depth analysis of both the campaign and the election results. It focuses on the campaign preparations and the characteristics of the new Dail.
Part I: The Campaign 1. Political Competition, 1992–1997 2. Organisational Preparation and Political Marketing 3. Candidate Selection 4. Party Manifestos 5. On the Campaign Trail Part II: Results, Analysis, Aftermath 6. The Results Analysed 7. The Behaviour of the Irish Voter 8. The Social and Political haracteristics of the Twenty-eighth Dail 9. The Senate Elections 10. The Making of the Eighth President 11. Government Formation: A Tale of Two Coalitions 12. The Irish Party System Approaching the Millennium