By Jan-Erik Lane, Paul Pennings
This quantity brings jointly comparative stories and in-depth case experiences that learn the range of celebration method switch in Europe. In so doing it offers a version for swap which demanding situations orthodox perspectives of political evolution.
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By "net volatility" we mean the net changes in electoral support for the political parties from one election to another; this is what is also known as the Pedersen index. "Seat volatility" refers to changes in the parliamentary representation from one election to another, measured by the same formula as used for the net volatility. There are few difficulties in retrieving data about aggregate level changes and the indicators are easy to calculate. Estimates of net volatility or seat volatility might differ owing to the comprehensiveness of the electoral statistics employed, or the criteria for computing the measures, but in most cases they tend to go in the same direction.
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Comparing Party System Change by Jan-Erik Lane, Paul Pennings