Mapping Policy Preferences: Estimates for Parties, Electors, and Governments 1945-1998

Paperback | September 15, 2001

byIan Budge, Hans-Dieter KlingemannEditorAndrea Volkens

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This book uniquely enriches and empowers its readers. It enriches them by giving them the most detailed and extensive data available on the policies and preferences of key democratic actors - parties, governments, and electors in 25 democracies over the post-war period. Estimates are providedfor every election and most coalitions of the post-war period and derive from the programmes, manifestos, and platforms of parties and governments themselves. Thus they form a uniquely authoritative source, recognized as such and provided through the labour of a team of international scholars over25 years.The book empowers readers by providing these estimates on the CD ROM contained in it. The printed text provides documentation and suggested uses for data, along with much other background information.The changing ideologies and concerns of parties trace general social developments over the post-war period, as well as directly affecting economic policy making. Indispensable for any serious discussion of democratic politics, the book provides necessary information for political scientists, policyanalysts, comparativists, sociologists, and economists. A must for every social science library - private as well as academic or public.

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This book uniquely enriches and empowers its readers. It enriches them by giving them the most detailed and extensive data available on the policies and preferences of key democratic actors - parties, governments, and electors in 25 democracies over the post-war period. Estimates are providedfor every election and most coalitions of t...

Ian Budge is a Professor of Government, Department of Government, University of Essex. Hans-Dieter Klingemann is Director of research unit for Social Change at the Social Science Research Center, Berlin (WZB). Judith Bara is Research Fellow, University of Essex. Eric Tanenbaum is a Principal Teaching Fellow of Government, University o...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.63 inPublished:September 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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INTRODUCTIONIan Budge and Judith Bara: Content Analysis and Political TextsPART I: Policy Spaces, Preferences and Texts1. Hans-Dieter Klingemann and Ian Budge: Finally! Comparative over-time mapping of policy movement, 1945-19982. Ian Budge and Judith Bara: Manifesto-based research : A critical review3. Ian Budge: Theory and measurement of party policy positionsPART II: Measurement Procedures4. Andrea Volkens: Quantifying election programmes over time and space: Coding procedures and controls5. Derek J. Hearl: Checking the party policy estimates: Reliability6. Michael D. McDonald and Sylvia Mendes: Checking the party policy estimates: Validity7. Judith Bara: Using manifesto estimates to validate computerised analyses8. Hee-Min Kim and Richard C. Fording: Extending party estimates to governments and electors9. Eric Tanenbaum: Using the CD ROM

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`Thsi is almost certainly the most professionally run and prestigious content analysis project in Political Science to date.'Michael Laver, Kenneth Benoit, and John Garry, American Political Science Review