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Helping citizens to locate political parties in the policy space: A dataset for the 2014 elections to the European Parliament

Abstract

We present a dataset which contains the positions of 231 political parties across 28 countries and on 30 policy issues that were considered salient for the 2014 elections to the European Parliament. The party position estimates were originally used in a voter information tool which compared the policy preferences of citizens to those of political parties. The paper discusses the estimation method in the context of the literature on estimating party positions, outlines the coding instructions of the method, and stresses the value of the dataset for third-party users interested in studying political participation and representation.

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Authors

Gemenis, Kostas
Mendez, Fernando
Wheatley, Jonathan

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences\Department of Social Sciences

Dates

Year of publication: 2019
Date of RADAR deposit: 2019-04-01


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