The left-right dimension in Latin America

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Desarrollo Económico, 44, 177, pp. 123-136, 2005
To cite or link this document: Colomer, Josep M.
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa 2005-03-01
dc.identifier.citation Desarrollo Económico, 44, 177, pp. 123-136, 2005
dc.description.abstract We present voters' self-placement and 68 political party locations on the left-right dimension in 17 Latin American countries. Innovative calculations are based on data from Latinobarometer annual surveys from 1995 to 2002. Our preliminary analysis of the results suggests that most Latin American voters are relatively highly ideological and rather consistently located on the left-right dimension, but they have very high levels of political alienation regarding the party system. Both voters' self-placement and the corresponding party locations are presently highly polarized between the center and the right, with a significant weakness of leftist or broadly appealing 'populist' positions.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 813
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dc.title The left-right dimension in Latin America
dc.title.alternative La dimensión izquierda-derecha en América Latina
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper 2016-06-04T02:50:48Z
dc.subject.keyword Economic and Business History
dc.subject.keyword Labour, Public, Development and Health Economics
dc.subject.keyword political ideology
dc.subject.keyword left-right dimension
dc.subject.keyword political parties
dc.subject.keyword electoral competition
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