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Mapping Policy Preferences : Estimates for Parties, Electors And Governments 1945-1998 - Ian Budge

Mapping Policy Preferences

Estimates for Parties, Electors And Governments 1945-1998

Paperback Published: 1st April 2001
ISBN: 9780199244003
Number Of Pages: 388

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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 provided for 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 over 25 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, policy analysts, comparativists, sociologists, and economists. A must for every social science library - private as well as academic or public.

This attractive package, available for the first time in a combined book and CD-ROM format, compiles a lifetime of intellectual work by the primary author and offers a rich mine of information for scholars interested in comparative democratic performance * Political Studies * The text and the CD-ROM provide starting points for future research: an invaluable and unique tool * Parliamentary Affairs *

Introduction Content Analysis and Political Texts, Ian Budge and Judith Bara
Policy Spaces, Preferences and Texts Finally! Comparative over-time mapping of policy movement, 1945-1998
Manifesto-based research : A critical review
Theory and measurement of party policy positions
Measurement Procedures Quantifying election programmes over time and space: Coding procedures and controls
Checking the party policy estimates: Reliability
Checking the party policy estimates: Validity
Using manifesto estimates to validate computerised analyses
Extending party estimates to governments and electors
Using the CD ROM
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780199244003
ISBN-10: 0199244006
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 1st April 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 15.65  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.44