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Adrian Kavanagh
The Eurovision Song Contest: Voting Patterns, Politics and Geography
Conference of Irish Geographers 2017
University College Cork
Oral Presentation
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Are voting patterns for the Eurovision Song Contest totally, or partially, determined by political concerns? This paper will tease out this question, while also considering aspects of the contest that are of interest from the perspective of political geography. Given recent changes in the voting system for the contest, there will also be a consideration, from a political geography perspective, of voting patterns evident in the jury vote and the public vote/televote.