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Soviet Union Communist Party, 671
Variables and Codes for 1950-1962

For specific information on this party, go to variables grouped by concepts:
Institutionalization is measured with 6 variables:
Year of Origin, Name Changes, Organizational discontinuity, Leadership Competition, Legislative Instability, Electoral Instability
Governmental Status is measured with 6 variables:
Government Discrimination, Governmental Leadership, Governmental Leadership, Cabinet Participation, National Participation, Legislative Strength, Electoral Instability
Attraction, Concentration, and Reflection of Social Support is measured over 6 groups:
Occupation-Income-SES; Religion-Religiosity; Language-Race-Ethnicity; Region; Urban-rural; Education
Issue Orientation is measured with 15 variables:
Ownership of Means of Production, Government Role in Economic Planning, Redistribution of Wealth, Social Welfare, Secularization of Society, Support of the Military, Alignment with East/West Blocs, Anticolonialism, Supranational Integration, National Integration, Electoral Participation, Protection of Civil Rights, Interference with Civil Liberties, State Department Left-Right Rating, Soviet Expert Left-Right Rating
Goal Orientation is measured with 3 variables for the party's strategy:
Open Competition in the Electoral Process, Restricting Party Competition, Subverting the Political System
A party's tactics within its basic strategy is measured with multiple variables.
Autonomy is measured with 5 variables:
Sources of Funds, Sources of Members, Sources of Leaders, Relations with Domestic Parties, Relations with Foreign Organizations
Organizational Complexity is measured with 7 variables:
Structural Articulation, Intensiveness of Organization, Extensiveness of Organization, Frequency of Local Meetings, Frequency of National Meetings, Maintaining Records, Pervasiveness of Organization
Organizational Power is measured with 8 variables:
Nationalization of Structure, Selecting the National Leader, Selecting Parliamentary Candidates, Allocating Funds, Formulating Policy, Controlling Communications, Administering Discipline, Leadership Concentration
Organizational Coherence is measured with 6 variables:
Legislative Cohesion, Ideological Factionalism, Issue Factionalism, Leadership Factionalism, Strategic or Tactical Factionalism, Party Purges
Membership Involvement is measured with 6 variables:
Membership Requirements, Membership Participation, Material Incentives, Purposive Incentives, Doctrinism, Personalism