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Elections in Western Europe 1815-1996
 
 
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28 Jan 2000
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The Societies of Europe is an 8-title series of historical data handbooks and accompanying CD-ROM sets on the development of Europe from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. The series is a product of the Mannheim Centre for Social research, a body dedicated to comparative research on Europe and one of the leading social research institutes in the world. It is a collection of datasets giving a clear and systematic study of long term developments in European society. The data is presented statistically and is clearly comparative. The Societies of Europe is the most comprehensive data series available on Western European social issues. Each book is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing datasets not included in the text enabling users to manipulate the data as wanted. Information is available in different programmes (Excel, SPSS and SAS) and in data structures for analysing, and building time series.
This data handbook and CD-ROM records the results of all legislative elections held in 18 European countries collected at the level of single constituency for the first time. The collection of results has been made completely machine-readable according to standard rules across countries, historical periods and electoral systems.


Description

The Societies of Europe is an 8-title series of historical data handbooks and accompanying CD-ROM sets on the development of Europe from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. The series is a product of the Mannheim Centre for Social research, a body dedicated to comparative research on Europe and one of the leading social research institutes in the world. It is a collection of datasets giving a clear and systematic study of long term developments in European society. The data is presented statistically and is clearly comparative. The Societies of Europe is the most comprehensive data series available on Western European social issues. Each book is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing datasets not included in the text enabling users to manipulate the data as wanted. Information is available in different programmes (Excel, SPSS and SAS) and in data structures for analysing, and building time series.
This data handbook and CD-ROM records the results of all legislative elections held in 18 European countries collected at the level of single constituency for the first time. The collection of results has been made completely machine-readable according to standard rules across countries, historical periods and electoral systems.


Reviews

'...an unrivalled source for current and future scholarship in the field...As a source book for electoral studies this is simply unparalleled...If this doesn't tempt researchers away from their traditional over-reliance on survey data, then nothing will. This is an essential book.' - Peter Mair, Leiden University, Party Politics

'This handbook will set the standard for what electoral handbooks should be like from now on...Certainly any serious student of European elections will wish to own it.' - Gary W. Cox, Lijphart Elections Archive


Contents

Preface
Tables
Figures
PART I
Introduction
Criteria for the Collection of Data
Appendix 1. The Structure of Country Chapters
A Comparative European Electoral History
Appendix 2: The Coding System
Appendix 3: The Data Matrix
Election Statistics: A Historical Comment
Electoral Systems
Bibliography
PART II: COUNTRY CHAPTERS
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Luxembourg
The Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
UK
CD-ROM
Statistical Data to Accompany Analysis in the Book


Authors

DR. DANIELE CARAMANI works at the Mannheim Centre for Social Research (MZES), a body affiliated to the University of Mannheim. The institute is one of the leading social science bodies in the world, and has its own data archive EURODATA, which is widely considered as unparalleled. He received his degree and masters from the University of Geneva and his PhD from the European University Institute of Florence. His most recent publications include (with Stefano Bartolini and Simon Hug) Parties and Party Systems, A bibliographic guide to the literature on parties and party systems in Europe since 1945 on CD-ROM', London. He is currently Professor in the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Florence and Urbino.