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Standard Coding Categories Used to Code Party Election Programmes



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Manifesto Research Group Standard Coding Categories Used to Code Party Election Programmes Each sentence is counted into one of the following categories DOMAIN 1 External Relations 101 Foreign Special Relationships Positive Favourable mentions of particular countries with which the manifesto country has a special relationship For example in the British case former colonies in the German case East Germany in the Swedish case the rest of Scandinavia the need for co operation with and or aid to such countries 102 Foreign Special Relationships Negative Negative mentions of particular countries with which the manifesto country has a special relationship otherwise as 101 but negative 103 Anti Imperialism Negative references to exerting strong influence political military or commercial over other states negative references to controlling other countries as if they were part of an empire favourable mentions of decolonization favourable references to greater self government and independence for colonies negative references to the imperial behaviour of the manifesto and or other countries 104 Military Positive Need to maintain or increase military expenditure modernizing armed forces and improvement in military strength rearmament and self defence need to keep military treaty obligations need to secure adequate manpower in the military 105 Military Negative Favourable mentions of decreasing military expenditures disarmament evils of war promises to reduce conscription otherwise as 104 but negative 106 Peace Peace as a general goal declarations of belief in peace and peaceful means of solving crises desirability of countries joining in negotiations with hostile countries 107 Internationalism Positive Need for international co operation co operation with specific countries other than those coded in 101 need for aid to developing countries need for world planning of resources need for international courts support for any international goal or world state support for UN 108



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