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Measuring Legislator Ideology


  • John D. Griffin


Previous models of roll-call voting have either ignored the role of legislator ideology or have employed questionable measures of it. A defensible measure of legislator ideology is needed. Copyright (c) 2008 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • John D. Griffin, 2008. "Measuring Legislator Ideology," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 89(2), pages 337-350.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:89:y:2008:i:2:p:337-350

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