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Title: Replication data for: Don't Stand So Close to Me: Spatial Contagion Effects and Party Competition      
dateReleased:
03-20-2015
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/24914
ID:
doi:10.7910/DVN/24914
description:
In this paper, we bring together elements from the literature on economic voting and spatial voting to gain theoretical leverage on the combined role of clarity of responsibility, party policy positions, and economic performance in elections. Building on evidence of voter knowledge, we develop a theory of spatial contagion effects to explain how factors drawn from both of these literatures combine to shape changes in support for political parties. We test this theory with a spatial auto-regressive model of party competition in 23 nations from 1951 to 2005. As expected, we find evidence of strong spatial contagion effects in elections with low clarity of responsibility.
description:
Whitten, Guy; Williams, Laron, 2014, "Replication data for: Don't Stand So Close to Me: Spatial Contagion Effects and Party Competition", http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/24914, Harvard Dataverse, V2
name:
Whitten, Guy
Williams, Laron
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997