Daniele Caramani  
  Electoral Results by Constituencies   vergrößerte Ansicht in neuem Fenster    
  The Societies of Europe    
  [A Historical Datahandbook Series, ed. by P. Flora, F. Kraus, F. Rothenbacher]  
  1090 S., London, Macmillan, 2000  
  ISBN: 0-333-77111-7  
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Abstract :

This data handbook and the CD-ROM contain the systematic and standardized collection of general elections results at the level of single constituencies for 18 Western European countries since the 19th century, accompanied by thorough documentation.

The handbook is divided into 3 parts. Part I provides a comparative description of the mechanics of electoral laws, the institutional development of elections and the territorial structure of the vote. Part II provides information by country: dates and types of elections, the evolution of party systems, the connectivity to of constituency level results to official statistics, and results tables. Part III provides additional information for the most profitable use of the data, such as the evolution of election statistics, etc.

The book is part of the historical data handbook series 'The Societies of Europe', edited by members of the MZES.

Table of Contents:

  Editorial Introduction The Unity and Diversity of Europe
  Part I Elections in Comparisons
  1 Electoral Laws and Systems
  2 The Institutional Development of Elections
  Part II Country Chapters
  1 Austria
  2 Belgium
  3 Denmark
  4 Finland
  5 France
  6 Germany
  7 Greece
  8 Iceland
  9 Ireland
  10 Italy
  11 Luxembourg
  12 Netherlands
  13 Norway
  14 Portugal
  15 Sweden
  16 Switzerland
  17 United Kingdom
  Part III Appendices
  1 The Data on CD-ROM
  2 A Note on Election Statistics
  3 List of Sources
  4 Secondary Literature

The author:

Daniele Caramani gratuated from the University of Geneva and received his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence in 1997. He worked from 1996 to 1999 at the EURODATA Research Archive of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). He is currently Professor at the Faculties of Political Science of Florence and Urbino.