Coalitions in the EU Council: Pitfalls of Multidimensional Analysis

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Title:Coalitions in the EU Council: Pitfalls of Multidimensional Analysis
Creators:
Plechanovova, Bela
Journal or Publication Title:
AUCO Czech Economic Review, 5, 3, pp. 249-267
Uncontrolled Keywords:Council of the EU, factor analysis, cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling

Abstract

The paper identifies the main problems, which are encountered in the statistical analysis of the patterns of decision-making of the EU Council. Compared to most legislative bodies in democratic political systems, in the EU Council decision-making we only see a scarce occurrence of contested legislation and in these cases, only few dissenting positions of the legislators are recorded. Consequently, when analysing the dimensionality of the Council policy space, we have to deal with extremely lopsided data, which may pose serious problems to standard multivariate methods. The paper aims to identify these problems and discuss the implications for the inference on the coalition formation in the EU Council. The assessment is done based on distribution of the data on voting in the EU Council and results of multivariate methods which are available.

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Title:Coalitions in the EU Council: Pitfalls of Multidimensional Analysis
Creators:
Plechanovova, Bela
Uncontrolled Keywords:Council of the EU, factor analysis, cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:Section of external journals > AUCO Czech Economic Review
Journal or Publication Title:AUCO Czech Economic Review
Volume:5
Number:3
Page Range:pp. 249-267
ISSN:1802-4696
Publisher:Charles University
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http://avi.lib.cas.cz/node/183Publisher
ID Code:6895
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:30 Nov 2011 16:21
Last Modified:30 Nov 2011 15:21

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Plechanovova, Bela (2011) Coalitions in the EU Council: Pitfalls of Multidimensional Analysis. AUCO Czech Economic Review, 5 (3). pp. 249-267. ISSN 1802-4696

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