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‘Rewarding the Wealthy’ versus ‘Looking After the Poor’: Affective Perception of ‘Right’ and ‘Left’ by Candidates in the 2007 Irish General Elections

Maria Laura Sudulich, Matthew Wall Orcid Logo

Irish Political Studies, Volume: 25, Issue: 1, Pages: 95 - 106

Swansea University Author: Matthew Wall Orcid Logo

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This research examines cross‐party patterns of affective perception of the concepts of ‘left’ and ‘right’ by candidates in the 2007 Irish general election. This is done using original data collected in the 2007 Irish module of the Comparative Candidate Studies Project. The authors code candidates�...

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ISSN: 0790-7184 1743-9078
Published: 2010
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