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El número de autonomias y la competitividad electoral

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Abstract It has been possible to analyze and synthesize electoral data into simple indicatorswhose objective is to provide a single datum in regards to the observeddistributions, such as in the case of votesi concentration-fragmentation indexes. Nevertheless, there is no index devoid of problems. For that matter, this paperaims to advance a definition of ìfamiliesî of indicators that may fully explain theevent. Therefore, this essay proposes a complementary index for the analysis ofthe actual and effective number of parties in a given system, which we havenamed ìnumber of autonomous partiesî and whose characteristics and specificsare reviewed.
Keywords party; election; data; analysis; indicator; concentration; dominance; autonomy
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture; Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods
Document language Spanish
Publication Year 2005
Page/Pages p. 233-255
Journal Política y Cultura (2005) 24
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution