Measuring party positions in Europe: The Chapel Hill expert survey trend file, 1999–2010

Ryan Bakker, Catherine de Vries, Erica Edwards, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, Milada Anna Vachudova

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Abstract

This article reports on the 2010 Chapel Hill expert surveys (CHES) and introduces the CHES trend file, which contains measures of national party positioning on European integration, ideology and several European Union (EU) and non-EU policies for 1999−2010. We examine the reliability of expert judgments and cross-validate the 2010 CHES data with data from the Comparative Manifesto Project and the 2009 European Elections Studies survey, and explore basic trends on party positioning since 1999. The dataset is available at the CHES website.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-152
Number of pages10
JournalParty Politics
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 20 2015

Keywords

  • European politics
  • expert surveys
  • party politics
  • reliability and validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

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    Bakker, R., de Vries, C., Edwards, E., Hooghe, L., Jolly, S., Marks, G., Polk, J., Rovny, J., Steenbergen, M., & Vachudova, M. A. (2015). Measuring party positions in Europe: The Chapel Hill expert survey trend file, 1999–2010. Party Politics, 21(1), 143-152. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354068812462931