Party policy in modern democracies
This website provides free access to the materials relating to the book Party Policy in Modern Democracies edited by Kenneth Benoit and Michael Laver which was published by Routledge in 2006. ISBN 978-0-415-36832-2. The 306 page text critically analyses party policy in 47 modern democracies. Section 2 offers discussion of how to measure and compare policy positions of political parties. Section 3 contains detailed data on party competition and policy positions in the 47 nations. It includes tables and graphs comparing policy positions of left-right and between nations of Western Europe and the former communist Eastern Europe. It also considers isues relating to EU integration and party policy positions. The website contains the full text of the author draft of the book, as well as a collection of associated data sets which may be downloaded. Copyright information is displayed on the website. From