Policy and Party Competition (1992) established itself as one of the mainstream data sources used by political scientists, when exploring the policy positions of political parties and has become a standard data resource for comparative political science.
This new book updates and radically extends this work, providing a wide-ranging empirical overview of party policy in 47 modern democracies, including all of the new democracies of Eastern Europe. The book is divided into three parts:
· Part I introduces the study, themes and methodology
· Part II contains a set of substantive chapters dealing in depth with the wide range of issues involved in the estimating and analyzing the policy positions of key political actors.
· Part III is the data section identifying the key policy dimensions in each of the 47 countries, party positions and median legislators on each of these, and a two-dimensional representation of each party system.
This book will prove to be an invaluable reference for all political scientists, particularly those interested in party policy and comparative politics.
Published: 6th October 2006