The party systems of 12 European countries in 2018, in one chart.


Data from the Chapel Hill Expert Survey 2018 has just been released. I have made the graph above using the data and using the usual two axes: left-right on the economy, and liberal/authoritarian.

2 responses to “The party systems of 12 European countries in 2018, in one chart.”

  1. This is very interesting. Spain is still very much on a traditional left -right division where libertarian/authoritarian values are perfectly linearly correlated with the left /right economy policies and therefore the usual division left/right is still enough to qualify the political parties. The Hungarian graph is also very interesting as the left/right economic policies division has almost totally disappeared to leave only a libertarian/authoritarian political distinction. Poland is also interesting as the political spectrum is very much scattered all over the graph, leaving all combinations potentially free to be expressed.

    It’d be interesting to see the same graph with a point size proportional to the result of the last election in the country (ideally for the european parliament, as it happens at the same time and is based on proportional representation).

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