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Political Parallelism in Central and Eastern Europe

Björn Buß
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Björn Buß
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
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Abstract

The aim of this paper is the transmission of the concept of political parallelism on some states in Central and Eastern Europe. The concept compiled by Seymour-Ure (1974) and adapted by Blumler / Gurevitch (1995) and Hallin / Mancini (2004) is statistically quantitatively analyzed regarding the parallelism between the use of the media and the preference of a party in a cross-national comparison. In previous papers (Van Kempen 2006, 2007) Western European states were examined. Based on survey data from 8 Central and Eastern Europe Countries the analysis shows that there is a variance in the dimension of political parallelism between the examined countries. With this three groups of states can be identified and arranged in the ideal-typical media systems of Hallin / Mancini.