Unionist voters exercising performance-based accountability while nationalists vote along ethno-national indicators

QUB’s Dr John Garry spoke at this morning’s Putting Voters First: Transparency and openness in the electoral and democratic process in Northern Ireland event organised by the Electoral Commission. listen to ‘Dr John Garry on unionist and nationalist voting reasons #votersfirst’ on Audioboo Afterwards he explained to me how the current political structures challenges some voters: It’s a challenge for voters to figure out which particular party in [the coalition] government is responsible for what. After all, in most “normal” …

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