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Education, class, and turnout: is Spain so special?

Introduction A few months ago, political scientist Aina Gallego published this excellent post explaining why, according to her analysis, and contrary to general wisdom and past empirical research, in Spain the better off do not present higher turnout rates than those with lower income … Continue reading

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Class and vote in Catalonia (part 2)

I recently posted on the relationship between class and vote in Catalonia [please check the error correction on the first table of the old post]. The main point of the post was to discuss one of the most widespread political … Continue reading

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Class and vote in Catalonia (part 1)

ESADE sociologist José Luis Álvarez recently published  this opinion piece in the Spanish newspaper El País, in which he makes some statements about class and vote in the Catalan party system. His main remarks [in Spanish, emphasize is mine] on this … Continue reading

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Open knowledge and wealth (part 2)

In our previous post we explored the complex relationship between the Open Knowledge Index and wealth for a sample of countries. The basic linear model looked like this: OKI = -2.34 + 0.28*Log GDP + error, which we interpreted that a … Continue reading

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Open knowledge and wealth (part 1)

Is there a relationship between open knowledge and wealth? Data from the Open Economics group show that there is a positive relationship between their open knowledge index and GDP per capita [see our previous post on this index]. So, richer countries have higher scores … Continue reading

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The dimensions of open knowledge

Recently, the OpenEcon working group from the Open Knowledge Foundation released its first Open Knowledge Index, which “has been designed to measure and track progress in opening up information, data and knowledge in a broader sense to the public” (data may be … Continue reading

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