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Measurement issues in the comparative manifesto project data set and effectiveness of representative democracy

  title={Measurement issues in the comparative manifesto project data set and effectiveness of representative democracy},
  author={Vyacheslav Mikhaylov},
THESIS 8709%%%%In this dissertation I focus on the very widely used Comparative Manifesto Project (CMP) as the source of measurements of the policy positions of political parties. The CMP data confuse the separable notions of party's position on an issue and the importance of the issue to that party. Furthermore, the CMP data are provided without a basic feature considered essential to any estimate: a measure of the uncertainty surrounding the estimated quantity. This dissertation comprises of… Expand
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