Deriving Government Positions from Party-Level Data
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README.md

govpositions

Overview

govpositions is a collection of functions for calculating party positions from the Manifesto Corpus data from existing and new, user-defined scales, and for aggregating the party positions into government positions and time series.

You can consult a detailed tutorial on using the govposition functions here

Data preparation

To use the functions, you need to load, align, and merge several datasets: the Manifesto Corpus, containing coded party manifestos, and two datasets from ParlGov that contain data on the duration and composition of governments.

Calculating party positions

Aggregating government positions from the party-level data

Obtaining time series (by month and year)

References