Lawrence Ezrow

Polarization Measures

 

 

DATA (excel): polarization/dispersion

Equations (Word): polarization documentation

 

Related Papers using measures:

Ezrow, Lawrence, and Georgios Xezonakis. 2011. “Citizen Satisfaction with Democracy and Parties’ Policy Offerings.” Comparative Political Studies 44(9): 1152-1178. (PDF)

 

Ezrow, Lawrence. 2008. “Parties’ Policy Programmes and the Dog that Didn’t Bark: No Evidence that Proportional Systems Promote Extreme Party Positioning.” British Journal of Political Science 38(3): 479-497. (PDF) [Data in appendix]

Ezrow, Lawrence. 2007. “The Variance Matters: How Party Systems Represent the Preferences of Voters.” Journal of Politics 69(1): 182-192.(PDF)

 

Additional papers related to polarization:

Ezrow, Lawrence, Jonathan Homola, and Margit Tavits. 2014. “When Extremism Pays: Policy Positions, Voter Certainty, and Party Support in Postcommunist Europe.” Journal of Politics 76(2): 535-547.

 

Ezrow, Lawrence, Margit Tavits, and Jonathan Homola. 2014. “Voter Polarization, Strength of Partisanship, and Support for Extreme Parties.” Comparative Political Studies 47(11): 1558-1583.

 

Ward, Hugh, Lawrence Ezrow, and Han Dorussen. 2011. “Globalization, Party Positions, and the Median Voter.” World Politics 63(3): 509-547.