Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-260) and index.
Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; How to Use the Book; Introducing the Manifesto Data: Background; I. PARTIES AND REPRESENTATION IN EASTERN EUROPE AND THE EUROPEAN UNION; II. METHODOLOGY AND MEASUREMENT; Appendix I. Description of Manifesto Data-Set; Appendix II. Manifesto Coding Instructions; Appendix III. Political Parties Included in the Data-Set; Appendix IV. Missing Party Documents; General Bibliography; Select Bibliography of Manifesto-Related Research; Bibliography of Electoral Data Sources; Index.
This book provides estimates of party positions, voter preferences and government policy from election programmes collected systematically for 51 countries from 1990 onwards. It provides these estimates directly for computer use on the CD ROM provided with it. The printed text provides documentation and suggests uses for the data. - ;This book is probably the most important source of evidence published up to now on the consolidation of democracy in Eastern Europe. It provides estimates of party positions, voter preferences and government policy from election programmes collected systematically.
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