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Estimating the Policy Position of Political Actors

Edited by Michael Laver

Routledge – 2001 – 272 pages

Series: Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science

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    978-0-415-24442-8
    May 3rd 2001

Description

This book gives an up to date reference on the state of the art in this highly important methodological area, which is central both to theoretical models of party competition and to empirical accounts, whether these are case studies or comparative analyses. It looks at subjects including tracking estimates of public opinion and party policy intentions in Britain and the USA; the policy space of party manifestos; and party platforms and voters' perceptions. Its panel of respected contributors reviews the refinements which have been made to established techniques as well as considering the potential and early successes of computer coding.

Author Bio

Michael Laver is Professor of Political Science at Trinity College Dublin. His recent publications include: Making and Breaking Governments (with Kenneth A Shepsle; Private Desire, Political Action; and Playing Politics: the Nightmare Continues. His current research focusses on computer coded text analysis and dynamic models of party competition.

Name: Estimating the Policy Position of Political Actors (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Michael Laver. This book gives an up to date reference on the state of the art in this highly important methodological area, which is central both to theoretical models of party competition and to empirical accounts, whether these are case studies or comparative...
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