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The Representation of Women in National Parliaments: A Cross-national Comparison

Ruedin, Didier

In: European Sociological Review, 2012, vol. 28, no. 1, p. 96-109

Université de Neuchâtel

Accès aux prestations municipales de proximité : collectivités migrantes dans les quartiers de la Ville de Genève

Ambruso, Martina ; Efionayi-Mäder, Denise ; Ruedin, Didier

(Etudes du SFM ; 66)

Genève affiche le taux de population migrante le plus élevé de Suisse et se caractérise par une forte mobilité internationale de sa population, très diverse du point de vue socio-économique et en termes d’origines, de trajectoires. Dans ce contexte, le Département de la cohésion sociale et de la solidarité (DCSS) de la Ville de Genève, en collaboration avec le Bureau de...

Université de Neuchâtel

The Role of Language in the Automatic Coding of Political Texts

Ruedin, Didier

In: Swiss Political Science Review, 2013, vol. 19, no. 4, p. 539-545

Automatic approaches to coding party manifestos and other political texts have become more widespread. This research note addresses the question to what extent the source language of a text affects the results. To do so, Swiss manifestos in German and French are coded automatically, comparing a keyword-based dictionary approach and Wordscores. Because of language differences, both stemming and...

Université de Neuchâtel

Obtaining Party Positions on Immigration in Switzerland: Comparing Different Methods

Ruedin, Didier

In: Swiss Political Science Review, 2013, vol. 19, no. 1, p. 84-105

Université de Neuchâtel

The Role of Language in the Automatic Coding of Political Texts

Ruedin, Didier

In: Swiss Political Science Review

Automatic approaches to coding party manifestos and other political texts have become more widespread. This research note addresses the question to what extent the source language of a text affects the results. To do so, Swiss manifestos in German and French are coded automatically, comparing a keyword-based dictionary approach and Wordscores. Because of language differences, both stemming and...

Université de Neuchâtel

Obtaining Party Positions on Immigration in Switzerland: Comparing Different Methods

Ruedin, Didier

In: Swiss Political Science Review

The position of political parties on policy issues is crucial for many questions of political science, including studies of political representation. This research note examines different methods for obtaining party positions on immigration in retrospective. Party positions are obtained using pooled expert surveys, manual coding of party manifestos with a conventional codebook, manual coding of...

Université de Neuchâtel

Individual Representation : A Different Approach to Political Representation

Ruedin, Didier

In: Representation, 2012, vol. 48, no. 1, p. 115-129

This article presents a new conceptualisation and measure of political representation to complement conventional approaches. Individual representation scores place the individual rather than the legislature at the centre, providing a fresh perspective on the relationship between inequality and representation. They are calculated by comparing first the position of the individual with other...

Université de Neuchâtel

The Representation of Women in National Parliaments: A Cross-national Comparison

Ruedin, Didier

In: European Sociological Review, 2012, vol. 28, no. 1, p. 96-109

Women’s representation in national parliaments is examined using a large cross-national sample. Initially, the article seems to confirm previous findings that the electoral formula and quotas are good predictors for the proportion of women in parliament. In line with some recent contributions, this article finds that the proportion of women in parliament is explicable in terms of...

Université de Neuchâtel

The Representation of Women in National Parliaments: A Cross-national Comparison

Ruedin, Didier

Women’s representation in national parliaments is examined using a large cross-national sample. Initially, the article seems to confirm previous findings that the electoral formula and quotas are good predictors for the proportion of women in parliament. In line with some recent contributions, this article finds that the proportion of women in parliament is explicable in terms of...

Université de Neuchâtel

Individual Representation: A Different Approach to Political Representation

Ruedin, Didier

This article presents a new conceptualisation and measure of political representation to complement conventional approaches. Individual representation scores place the individual rather than the legislature at the centre, providing a fresh perspective on the relationship between inequality and representation. They are calculated by comparing first the position of the individual with other...