"Mobilitas Pluss Postdoctoral Researcher Grant / Mobilitas Pluss järeldoktoritoetus" project MOBJD256
MOBJD256 "Perceptual Spaces of Party Politics: An Inductive Study of European Party Systems (1.09.2017−31.08.2019)", Martin Mölder, University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies.
MOBJD256
Parteipoliitika Tajuruumid: Euroopa Parteisüsteemide Induktiivne Analüüs
Perceptual Spaces of Party Politics: An Inductive Study of European Party Systems
1.09.2017
31.08.2019
R&D project
Mobilitas Pluss Postdoctoral Researcher Grant / Mobilitas Pluss järeldoktoritoetus
Field of researchSubfieldCERCS specialityFrascati Manual specialityPercent
2. Culture and Society2.13. Political Science and AdministrationS170 Political and administrative sciences 5.4. Other social sciences [anthropology (social and cultural) and ethnology, demography, geography (human, economic and social), town and country planning, management, law, linguistics, political sciences, sociology, organisation and methods, miscellaneous social sciences and interdisciplinary, methodological and historical S&T activities relating to subjects in this group. Physical anthropology, physical geography and psychophysiology should normally be classified with the natural sciences]100,0
PeriodSum
01.09.2017−31.08.201966 424,00 EUR
66 424,00 EUR

Oma eelnevas töös olen keskendunud demokraatia mõõtmisele ning selle arusaamade määratlemisele ning viimastel aastatel ennekõike parteisüsteemide ja erakondade uurimisele, täpsemalt erakondade poliitiliste positsioonide ning nendevaheliste erinevuste mõõtmisele. Viimane nendest on olnud mu doktoritöö fookuseks. Samuti olen osalenud Eesti eksperdina mitmetes rahvusvahelistes projektides (MARPOR, Varieties of Democracy). Oma doktoritöö raames olen näidanud, kuidas poliitikast mõtlemine ja selle mõõtmine läbi ideoloogiliste dimensioonide (ruumiline metafoor) jääb paljudes erakondade interaktsiooni puudutavates statistilistes mudelites alla mõõtmistehnikale, mis kõrvutab erakondi üksteisega ja hindab nende erinevust poliitilisest või ideoloogilisest taustsüsteemist olenemata.
In my previous work I have focussed on the measurement of democracy and the analysis of people’s understanding of the meaning of this concept. During recent years I have devoted my attention to the analysis of party systems and parties, above all the measurement of the political positions of parties and inter-party differences. I have contributed as the Estonian expert to several international projects (MARPOR, Varieties of Democracy). In my doctoral dissertation I have shown how thinking about politics and its measurement through ideological dimensions (spatial metaphor) is in many respects inferior in explanatory models concerning party interaction to measurements, which compare parties to each other in pairs and thus evaluate their political or ideological differences independent of a pre-given ideological framework.