Candidate Selection Procedures and the Representativeness of Parties
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In any papers or publications that utilize this data set, users are asked to cite the following article:
- Spies, Dennis C. and André Kaiser, 2012: Does the Mode of Candidate Selection Affect the Representativeness of Parties? Party Politics (Online first, May 2012).
This article is based on research funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (The Dynamics of Party Competition [1741/5-1 and 1741/5-2]).
Our thanks go to our colleagues in the research team: Ingo Rohlfing, Simon Franzmann, Daniel Schultz, Julian Garritzmann, Alexander Mayer, Holger Reinermann, Tobias Schafföner, and Gregor Zons.
Data on party positions are available online at:
Detailed data on intra-party candidate selection procedures are available
online (under construction):