Tag Archives: voting

Geography and Elections – Studying voter turnout levels at the 2015 Marriage Equality Referendum

Adrian Kavanagh, 15th September 2015 Some of you may be aware that I am mainly an electoral geographer. What makes me different from political scientists? Well my main focus in studying electoral trends and behaviour is on studying how trends and behaviours differ between areas, or places, and as a result my main unit of […]

Geography and Elections – Studying voter turnout levels at the 2013 Seanad Referendum

Adrian Kavanagh, 19th November 2013 Some of you may be aware that I am mainly an electoral geographer. What makes me different from political scientists? Well my main focus in studying electoral trends and behaviour is on studying how trends and behaviours differ between areas, or places, and as a result my main unit of […]

Geography and the coming general election

Adrian Kavanagh, 17 December 2010 With a general election expected to take place in Ireland sometime between the end of January and the middle of April, the first few months of 2011 should see most geographers – and not just the elections nerds like myself – taking a greater interest in all things electoral. It […]

Ireland and Eurovision: Where Have All The Votes Gone?

Back in 1997, when Marc Roberts finished 2nd in the Point to Katrina and the Waves, Ireland were the undoubted kingpins of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) – having won the contest four times in the previous five years and holding the record for the most Eurovision wins of any country (7).  It seemed then as […]

Towards a geography of the X-Factor? Why Jedward CANNOT win….

Reality TV shows would appear to be one of the last things that should attract the atttention of the geographical community, but voting patterns for these often betray the same strongly defined spatial patterns that are associated with more ‘formal’ election events. (Voting patterns in the Eurovision Song Contest deserve a separate forum post of […]