McGraw is a Holy Cross priest and assistant professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. A 2009 PhD from Harvard, he will be working on three projects at CES. First, he will finalize his book manuscript, Democracy’s Choices: Irish Political Parties and the Constraining of the Political Arena, which examines how successful political parties achieve electoral dominance, and then retain that dominance, within a fully competitive party system over extended periods of time, especially in the face of dramatic social, economic, and cultural change. The other article projects involve a survey of Irish parliamentarians and a comparative study of the role of religion in civic life in the United States, England, Northern Ireland, and Ireland.
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