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TitleCross-temporal and cross-national comparisons of party left-right positions
Author(s)McDonald, Michael D.
Mendes, Silvia M.
Kim, Myunghee
KeywordsLeft-right
Expert survey
Comparative manifesto project
Party position movement
Party family
Issue date2007
PublisherElsevier
JournalElectoral studies
Citation"Electoral studies". ISSN 0261-3794. 20 (2007) 1-14.
Abstract(s)We investigate the cross-time and cross-nation comparability of party left-right position measurements by expert surveys and the Comparative Manifesto Project (CMP). While expert surveys show party left-right positions to be mostly static, we find the CMP records systematic party movements for one-third of the parties analyzed. On the issue of cross-national comparability, we find cross-national variation in expert surveys is muted. They contain little more than the variation associated with reputations based on party-family affiliation. The CMP measurements, on the other hand, contain variation attributable to national party-system differences. We conclude with thoughts about why all of this is so and about how one might navigate the expert survey limitations depending on the question one wants to answer about democratic politics and policy making.
Typearticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/5821
DOI10.1016/j.electstud.2006.04.005
ISSN0261-3794
Publisher versionwww.sciencedirect.com
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessopenAccess
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