Midiendo responsabilidad democrática: Reporte inicial sobre una emergente base de datos

Translated title of the contribution: Measuring democratic accountability: An initial report on an emerging data set

Herbert Kitschelt, Kent Freeze, Kiril Kolev, Yi Ting Wang

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Abstract

In this paper, we report on a new dataset based on expert surveys carried out in nearly 90 countries around the world. This dataset helps to overcome the limited existence of cross-national data on democratic linkage mechanisms between citizens and politicians, especially with regard to contingent exchange of targeted goods for electoral support as most studies that have examined democratic accountability have a narrow geographic focus or are single-case studies. The report outlines the various methodological challenges faced in implementing the survey and in interpreting its results, as well as steps taken to determine the quality of the data. This preliminary analysis of results from the survey lends support that the various indicators developed from the survey are reliable and valid measures of political parties' actual organizational practices, linkage mechanisms, and policy orientations.

Translated title of the contributionMeasuring democratic accountability: An initial report on an emerging data set
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)741-773
Number of pages33
JournalRevista de Ciencia Politica
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Political Science and International Relations

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