broadening the historical perspective by covering the elections since the second half of the nineteenth century or even earlier in order to make studies of long-term developments possible;
collecting disaggregated data for constituencies and other sub-national territorial units for studying the territorial structure of elections and improving the possibilities of ecological analyses;
standardizing and computerizing the data as a major service to the academic community and to all those interested in the comparative-historical perspective of elections in Europe.
KeywordsPolitical Party Party System Territorial Unit Socialist Party Social Democratic Party
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