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Spatial models of parliamentary voting, Keith T. Poole

Label
Spatial models of parliamentary voting
Title
Spatial models of parliamentary voting
Statement of responsibility
Keith T. Poole
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book presents a simple geometric model of voting as a tool to analyze 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 in that it visually depicts the political world of a legislature. The closeness of two legislators on the map shows how similar their voting records are, and the distribution of legislators shows what the dimensions of the space are
  • These maps can be used to study a wide variety of topics, including how political parties evolve over time, the existence of sophisticated voting, the representation of ethnic minorities in the legislature, constituency interests and legislative behavior, and how an executive influences legislative outcomes"--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Poole, Keith T
Dewey number
328.3/75
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JF501
LC item number
.P66 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Analytical methods for social research
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Legislative bodies
  • Social choice
Label
Spatial models of parliamentary voting, Keith T. Poole
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The geometry of parliamentary roll call voting -- The optimal classification method -- Probabilistic spatial models of parliamentary voting -- Practical issues in computing spatial models of parliamentary voting -- Conducting natural experiments with roll calls -- Conclusion
Control code
57506549
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780521617475
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005001003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780521851947 (hardcover)
  • 9780521617475 (pbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Spatial models of parliamentary voting, Keith T. Poole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The geometry of parliamentary roll call voting -- The optimal classification method -- Probabilistic spatial models of parliamentary voting -- Practical issues in computing spatial models of parliamentary voting -- Conducting natural experiments with roll calls -- Conclusion
Control code
57506549
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780521617475
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005001003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780521851947 (hardcover)
  • 9780521617475 (pbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations

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