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Party Patronage and Party Government in European Democracies$

Petr Kopecký, Peter Mair, and Maria Spirova

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199599370

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599370.001.0001

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(p.375) Appendix 1

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Party Patronage and Party Government in European Democracies
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Procedure for Data Aggregation and Common Indicators

  1. 1. Data aggregation: explanation of common data reported in each chapter:

    1. a. Composite index (index of party patronage): The index is calculated based on the median values for the range and depth of patronage in each of the nine policy areas and three institutional types, and following these steps:

      1. i. The two values are multiplied to produce a value with a maximum of 9 that reflects the extent of patronage in each institutional type in each policy area (a total of 27 values for each country).

      2. ii The values are added across the three policy areas to produce a value reflecting the extent of patronage in that policy area, with a maximum score of 27 (9 values for each country).

      3. iii. The values are also added across institutional types to produce a value for each of the three institutional types, with a maximum score of 81 (3 values per country).

      4. iv A total score for each country is calculated by adding the three to produce a value with a maximum score of 243.

      5. v. As final output the index is presented in standardized values with a range of 0 to 1.

    2. b. Motivations of patronage:

      1. i. For each country—percentage of respondents giving possible categories of answers.

    3. c. Nature of appointees:

      1. i. For each country—percentage of respondents giving possible categories of answers.

    4. d. Additional data: role of the party and sharing of patronage:

      1. i. Role of the party: percentages of respondents saying small or large.

      2. ii Sharing of appointments: percentages of respondents saying yes or no.