Bridging the divide: measuring party system change and classifying party systems

Pelizzo, Riccardo and Nwokora, Zim 2016, Bridging the divide: measuring party system change and classifying party systems, Politics and policy, vol. 44, no. 6, pp. 1017-1052, doi: 10.1111/polp.12188.

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Title Bridging the divide: measuring party system change and classifying party systems
Author(s) Pelizzo, Riccardo
Nwokora, ZimORCID iD for Nwokora, Zim
Journal name Politics and policy
Volume number 44
Issue number 6
Start page 1017
End page 1052
Total pages 36
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-12
ISSN 1555-5623
Keyword(s) Political Parties
Political Institutions
Party System Change
Classifying Party Systems
Interparty Competition
Party System Stability
Qualitative Information
Quantitative Measures
Social Science Methods
Summary Party systems research has proceeded along two parallel lines of inquiry, one predominantly “qualitative” and the other “quantitative.” This article attempts to bridge this divide in two ways. First, by showing that qualitative information can be valuable in the construction of quantitative measures. Second, by showing that the results from applying theoretically sensitive measurement tools can be useful for qualitative classification. These analyses are performed using an original dataset of party system changes in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/polp.12188
Field of Research 160603 Comparative Government and Politics
1605 Policy And Administration
1606 Political Science
Socio Economic Objective 940203 Political Systems
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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