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Simon Franzmann , André Kaiser:
Locating Political Parties in Policy Space.

 

Left-Right-Positions


In any papers or publications that utilize this data set, users are asked to cite the following article:
Franzmann, Simon/ Kaiser, André (2006): Locating Political Parties in Policy Space. A Reanalysis of Party Manifesto Data, Party Politics, 12:2, 163-188.

The Issue-Structures of the thirty-six party systems are pulished as appendix in Franzmann, Simon (2010, forhcoming): The Change of Ideology: How the Left-Right Cleavage transforms into Issue Competition. An Analysis of Party Systems using Party Manifesto Data. PhD Thesis. Cologne.
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DATA SET containing left-right positions 1945-2003

Updated Pooled Data Set using both the new Data from
Klingemann, Hans-Dieter/Volkens, Andrea/Bara, Judith/Budge, Ian/Macdonald, Michael (2006): Mapping Policy Preference II: Estimates for Parties, Electors and Governments in Eastern Europe, the European Union and the OECD, 1990-2003, Oxford: Oxford University Press; including CD Rom with MRG/CMP data for 50 countries 1990 to 2003, and
Budge, Ian/Klingemann, Hans-Dieter/Volkens, Andrea/Bara, Judith/Tanenbaum, Eric (2001): Mapping Policy Preferences. Estimates for Parties, Electors, and Governments 1945-1998, Oxford: Oxford University Press

 

 

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Middle and Eastern Europen States

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DATA SET 1945-1998 presented in the article

These are the data which are presented in the original article by Franzmann/Kaiser:

 

DOWNLOAD Pooled Data 1945-1998 based on old, non corrected calculations (Mar. 2006).

 

These Left-Right-Positions are calculated by using Budge, Ian/Klingemann, Hans-Dieter/Volkens, Andrea/Bara, Judith/Tanenbaum, Eric (2001): Mapping Policy Preferences. Estimates for Parties, Electors, and Governments 1945-1998, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

For further comments and questions concerning the data set please contact Simon Franzmann : simon.franzmann@hhu.de

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