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Bochsler, D (2010). Measuring party nationalisation: a new Gini-based indicator that corrects for the number of units. Electoral Studies, 29(1):155-168.

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Abstract

The study of the territorial distribution of votes in elections has become an important field of the political party research in recent years. Quantitative studies on the homogeneity of votes and turnout employ different indicators of territorial variance, but despite important progresses in measurement, many of them are sensitive to size and number of political parties or electoral districts. This article proposes a new ‘standardised party nationalisation score’, which is based on the Gini coefficient of inequalities in distribution. Different from previous indicators, the standardised party nationalisation score weights for the sizes of territorial units (such as electoral districts) within a country, and considers the different numbers of territorial units in different countries.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
DDC:320 Political science
Uncontrolled Keywords:Party nationalisation, District size, Indicator
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:30 Jun 2011 10:18
Last Modified:28 Nov 2013 00:06
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0261-3794
Publisher DOI:10.1016/j.electstud.2009.06.003
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 13
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Scopus®. Citation Count: 19

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