Mapping Policy Preferences II: Estimates for Parties, Electors, and Governments in Eastern Europe…

Hardcover | December 7, 2006

byHans-Dieter Klingemann, Andrea Volkens, Judith Bara

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This book is probably the most important source of evidence published up to now on the consolidation of democracy in Eastern Europe. It provides estimates of party positions, voter preferences and government policy from election programmes collected systematically for 51 countries from 1990onwards. Time-series are presented in the text. This also reports party life histories (essential to over time analyses) and provides updated and newly validated vote statistics. All this information and much more is available on the CD Rom sold with the book. The final chapter gives instructions onhow to access the data on your own computer. For comparative purposes, similar estimates of policy and preferences are given for CEE, OECD and EU countries. These estimates update the prize-winning data set covered in Mapping Policy Preferences: Estimates for Parties, Electors and Governments1945-1998 - also published by OUP. A must-buy for all commentators, students and analysts of democracy, in Eastern Europe and the world.

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This book is probably the most important source of evidence published up to now on the consolidation of democracy in Eastern Europe. It provides estimates of party positions, voter preferences and government policy from election programmes collected systematically for 51 countries from 1990onwards. Time-series are presented in the text...

Ian Budge has been a leading member of the Department of Government, University of Essex, and the European Consortium for Political Research, for 30 years. He has held visiting positions in the USA, Australia, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands, and has authored or edited some 25 books and 80 monographs in leading journals, some prize-...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:December 7, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Parties and Representation in Eastern Europe and the European Union1. Uniquely! Over-Time Mapping of Party Policy Movements in Central and Eastern Europe 1990-20032. Beyond the Left-Right Dimension: Policy Profiles and Programmatic Coherence of Party Groupings in the European Parliament3. A Common Space for Electoral Communication? Comparing Party and Voter Placements on a Left-Right Continuum in Western Europe and the CEEPart II: Methodology and Measurement4. Evaluating Validity with the Standard Left-Right Scale: Matching Measurements to Conceptual Intentions5. Information or Error? Reliability of Policy Time series6. Quantifying Policy Emphases in Texts Using the CMP Approach: Comparisons with Alternative Approaches.7. Exploiting Manifesto Estimates of the Median for Multi-Level Analysis: Relating Electoral, Legislative and Government Policy Preferences8. Using the Data