Left/right or U? Estimating the dimensionality of national party competition in Europe

König, Thomas ; Marbach, Moritz ; Osnabrügge, Moritz

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1086/692100
URL: http://lspol2.sowi.uni-mannheim.de/Startseite/Aktu...
Additional URL: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/6...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2017
The title of a journal, publication series: The Journal of Politics : JOP
Volume: 79
Issue number: 3
Page range: 1101-1105
Place of publication: Chicago, Ill.
Publishing house: University of Chicago Press
ISSN: 0022-3816 , 1468-2508
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences- CDSS (Social Sciences)
School of Social Sciences > Politikwissenschaft, Europäische Politik (König 2007-)
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: Comparative studies report the rise of left- and right-wing Eurosceptic parties that have transformed national party competition in Europe toward an inverted U-shaped configuration: peripheral parties at the left and right of the party spectrum oppose while centrist parties support several features of European integration. To describe the tempo and timing of this transformation and the heterogeneity across countries, we construct a Bayesian finite mixture factor analysis that estimates the election-specific probability of a one-dimensional left/right versus a two-dimensional inverted U-shaped national party configuration. The results show a general trend toward “U” but with significant variation across countries and time, including cases with a reversal of this trend.

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