Focused on the emergence and persistence of Fianna Fáil as a dominant party in Irish politics, this chapter discusses its political strategy. It emphasizes the role of Fianna Fáil and its rivals in opposition and in government, effects of party policy upon different social strata, the changes Fianna Fáil helped to bring about in society and in the distribution of economic and political power, and the effects of changes in the social structure, and the function of its ideology.
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