Spatial Models of Parliamentary Voting (Analytical Methods for Social Research Series)

Spatial Models of Parliamentary Voting (Analytical Methods for Social Research Series)

by Keith T. Poole
ISBN-10:
0521617472
ISBN-13:
9780521617475
Pub. Date:
05/31/2005
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Spatial Models of Parliamentary Voting (Analytical Methods for Social Research Series)

This book presents a geometric voting model for analyzing parliamentary roll call data. Each legislator is represented by one point and each roll call is represented by two points that correspond to the policy consequences of voting Yea or Nay. On every roll call each legislator votes for the closer outcome point, at least probabilistically. These points form a spatial map that summarizes the roll calls. In this sense a spatial map is much like a road map because it visually depicts the political world of a legislature. These maps can be used to study a wide variety of topics related to legislative voting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521617475
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/31/2005
Series: Analytical Methods for Social Research Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The geometry of parliamentary roll call voting; 3. The optimal classification method; 4. Probabilistic spatial models of parliamentary voting; 5. Practical issues in computing spatial models of parliamentary voting; 6. Conducting natural experiments with role calls; 7. Conclusion.

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