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Little is Known about Party System Volatility in Post-Communist Europe, but We Have Interesting New Methods and Data for Studying It

  • Eleanor Neff Powell and Joshua A. Tucker
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Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison (email: and Wilf Family Department of Politics, New York University (email: We thank Scott Gehlbach, Gary King, Michael Laver and G. Bingham Powell for helpful comments and suggestions on earlier drafts of this note.

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British Journal of Political Science
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  • EISSN: 1469-2112
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