Re-measuring left-right: a better model for extracting left-right political party policy preference scores Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
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  • Bakker, Ryan
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science
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  • The left-right dimension of political party competition is one of the most fundamental concepts used in political science. Several measures of this concept are available for use by scholars in the field. In this dissertation, I examine the strengths and weaknesses of two of the most prominently used sources of these placements: party manifestos and expert survey data. I then develop a more sophisticated technique for extracting such a dimension from these data and demonstrate its superior reliability and validity.
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  • Marks, Gary
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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