Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Left-of-Centre Parties and Trade Unions in the Twenty-First Century$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Elin Haugsgjerd Allern and Tim Bale

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198790471

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790471.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 May 2019

Mapping Party–Trade Union Relationships in Contemporary Democracies

Mapping Party–Trade Union Relationships in Contemporary Democracies

Chapter:
(p.26) 2 Mapping Party–Trade Union Relationships in Contemporary Democracies
Source:
Left-of-Centre Parties and Trade Unions in the Twenty-First Century
Author(s):

Elin Haugsgjerd Allern

Tim Bale

Simon Otjes

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790471.003.0002

This chapter discusses how to measure the closeness and range of party–union relationships empirically, and presents our data and methods in detail. It starts by defining what is meant by organizational closeness or distance between parties and trade unions. It then shows how this is operationalized. Next, the chapter presents the case selection, discussing its limitations as well as its plus points, and shows how, using comparative datasets, the cases score on most of the contextual variables presented in Chapter 1. Finally, the chapter briefly summarizes how the original data on relationships have been collected and systematized, focusing both on the mapping of party-union statutes and the construction of a questionnaire to key informants on both sides. It also discusses how to measure the strength of (formal) links quantitatively with one or more aggregate scores

Keywords:   parties, social democratic, labour, trade unions, organization, links, closeness, range, comparative dataset, questionnaire, Mokken

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .