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  • The Dimensionality Of Political Space: Epistemological And Methodological Considerations 

    Spatial characterizations of agents’ preferences lie at the heart of many theories of political competition. These give rise to explicitly dimensional interpretations. Parties define and differentiate themselves in terms ...
  • Estimating Intra-Party Preferences: Comparing Speeches to Votes 

    Well-established methods exist for measuring party positions, but reliable means for es- timating intra-party preferences remain underdeveloped. While most efforts focus on es- timating the ideal points of individual ...
  • Party groups and policy positions in the European Parliament 

    McElroy, Gail; BENOIT, KENNETH RICHARD (Sage, 2007)
    As the legislative body of the European Union (EU), the European Parliament (EP) comprises 732 elected representatives from over 150 national political parties from 25 member states. At the EP level, these members ...
  • Party Policy and Group Affiliation in the European Parliament 

    While much attention has been paid to party politics in the European Parliament (EP), systematic empirical research has yet explained the basis on which national parties affiliate with the EP political groups. Our paper ...
  • Presidents, Parties And Policy Competition 

    BENOIT, KENNETH RICHARD (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
    Presidential systems present a unique possibility for spatial competition between elected political agents, since presidents may represent different policy positions than the parties to which they belong. Previous ...
  • A Relative Impact Ranking of Political Studies in Ireland 

    MARSH, MICHAEL ANTHONY; BENOIT, KENNETH RICHARD (Economic and Social Studies, 2009)
    Against a background of the Irish government?s concerns with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and the British government?s wishes for a more quantitative Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), our study conducts a relative ...