Path: Janda&Gillies: How well does 'region' explain political party characteristics?

TABLE 1. Scale scores for 11 traits of 147 political parties in 53 countries, analyzed by regions

Countries and parties:

Restricting Competition
Open Competition
Institutionalization
Diversity of support
Liberalism
Centralization of Power
Marxism
Degree of Oranization
Involvement
Coherence
Governmental Status
World Summaries of Regional Results

Mean of regional means

0.9

2.8

0.05

1.07

-0.03

0.04

0.01

-0.14

-0.06

0.04

0.06

Standard deviations

1.4

1.5

0.78

0.48

0.82

0.71

0.75

0.82

0.75

0.74

0.91

Number of parties

147

147

147

146

133

147

141

144

144

142

147

Eta-squared*

0.52

0.51

0.51

0.39

0.34

0.24

0.21

0.2

0.16

0.13

0.11

Significant at level

0.001

0.001

0.001

0.001

0.001

0.001

0.001

0.002

0.01

0.01

0.05

*Eta-squared expresses the percent of variance in the measures that is accounted for by the regional grouping of the parties.
Click on the regions below for subtables of countries and parties

Anglo-
America
Western
Europe
Northern
Europe
South
America
Central
America
Asia &
Far East
Eastern
Europe
N. Africa &
Middle East
West
Africa
Central &
East Africa