From Text to Political Positions

Text analysis across disciplines

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| VU University Amsterdam
| VU University Amsterdam
| VU University Amsterdam
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From Text to Political Positions addresses cross-disciplinary innovation in political text analysis for party positioning. Drawing on political science, computational methods and discourse analysis, it presents a diverse collection of analytical models including pure quantitative and qualitative approaches. By bringing together the prevailing text-analysis methods from each discipline the volume aims to alert researchers to new and exciting possibilities of text analyses across their own disciplinary boundary.

The volume builds on the fact that each of the disciplines has a common interest in extracting information from political texts. The focus on political texts thus facilitates interdisciplinary cross-overs. The volume also includes chapters combining methods as examples of cross-disciplinary endeavours. These chapters present an open discussion of the constraints and (dis)advantages of either quantitative or qualitative methods when evaluating the possibilities of combining analytic tools.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
Bertie Kaal, Isa Maks and Annemarie van Elfrinkhof
vii–xii
Positions of Parties and Political Cleavages between Parties in Texts
Jan Kleinnijenhuis and Wouter van Atteveldt
1–20
PART I. Computational Methods for Political Text Analysis
PART I: Introduction
Piek Vossen
23–26
Comparing the Position of Canadian Political Parties using French and English Manifestos as Textual Data
Benôit Collette and François Pétry
27–46
Leveraging Textual Sentiment Analysis with Social Network Modelling: Sentiment Analysis of Political Blogs in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election
Wojciech Gryc and Karo Moilanen
47–70
Issue Framing and Language Use in the Swedish Blogosphere: Changing Notions of the Outsider Concept
Stefan Dahlberg and Magnus Sahlgren
71–92
Text to Ideology or Text to Party Status?
Graeme Hirst, Yaroslav Riabinin, Jory Graham, Magali Boizot-Roche and Colin Morris
93–116
Sentiment Analysis in Parliamentary Proceedings
Steven Grijzenhout, Maarten Marx and Valentin Jijkoun
117–134
The Qualitative Analysis of Political Documents
Jared J. Wesley
135–160
PART II. From Text to Political Positions via Discourse Analysis
PART II: Introduction
Veronika Koller
163–170
The Potential of Narrative Strategies in the Discursive Construction of Hegemonic Positions and Social Change
Nicolina Montesano Montessori
171–188
Christians, Feminists, Liberals, Socialists, Workers and Employers: The Emergence of an Unusual Discourse Coalition
Anja Eleveld
189–206
Between Union and a United Ireland: Shifting Positions in Northern Ireland’s Post-Agreement Political Discourse
Laura Filardo-Llamas
207–224
Systematic Stylistic Analysis: The Use of a Linguistic Checklist
Maarten van Leeuwen
225–244
Participation and recontextualisation in New Media: Political Discourse Analysis and YouTube
Michael S. Boyd
245–268
PART III. Converging methods
PART III: Introduction
Alan Cienki
271–274
From Text to the Construction of Political Party Landscapes: A Hybrid Methodology Developed for Voting Advice Applications
André Krouwel and Matthew Wall
275–296
From Text to Political Positions: The Convergence of Political, Linguistic and Discourse Analysis
Annemarie van Elfrinkhof, Isa Maks and Bertie Kaal
297–324
About the authors
325–330
Index
331–333
“This volume is a valuable contribution to political text analysis, as well as computational linguistics and discourse analysis, which enriches developments in relevant fields and gives readers much inspirations and references.”
From Text to Political Positions is a timely addition to the literature on estimating parties’ positions. The novel perspective of this highly readable volume can serve as a guide for applied researchers who do not wish to remain entrenched within disciplinary traditions.”
“This important volume of essays adds significantly to the growing interest in textual and discourse analysis in the field of politics and party positioning. Not only does it address the pressing question of research methodology, choosing to combine qualitative and quantitative techniques and approaches in a cross-disciplinary matrix, but the internationally renowned contributors also endeavour to provide normative and critical orientations to back up their original theoretical and empirical analyses.”
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Subjects

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014004430