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Party positions from Wikipedia classifications of party ideology

This project aims at expanding the coverage of party position measurement to a larger number of cases by drawing on information about party ideology provided on Wikipedia. To that end, we collect keyword summaries (tags) of party ideology supplied in infoboxes on political parties' Wikipedia pages. Assuming a simple model of tag assignment, we estimate the positions of parties and ideologies in a common space.

The project is jointly conducted with Holger Döring (Gesis) and registered with the Open Science Framework