Michal Smetana

world politics | international security | political psychology

Voting on the use of armed force *

Journal article

F. Ostermann, Florian Böller, F. Christiansen, F. Coticchia, Daan Fonck, A. Herranz-Surrallés, Juliet Kaarbo, Kryštof Kučmáš, M. Onderco, Rasmus Brun Pedersen, Tapio Raunio, Yf Reykers, Michal Smetana, V. Vignoli, W. Wagner
Routledge, 2020

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Ostermann, F., Böller, F., Christiansen, F., Coticchia, F., Fonck, D., Herranz-Surrallés, A., … Wagner, W. (2020). Voting on the use of armed force *. Routledge.

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Ostermann, F., Florian Böller, F. Christiansen, F. Coticchia, Daan Fonck, A. Herranz-Surrallés, Juliet Kaarbo, et al. “Voting on the Use of Armed Force *.” Routledge (2020).

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Ostermann, F., et al. “Voting on the Use of Armed Force *.” Routledge, 2020.

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  title = {Voting on the use of armed force *},
  year = {2020},
  journal = {Routledge},
  author = {Ostermann, F. and Böller, Florian and Christiansen, F. and Coticchia, F. and Fonck, Daan and Herranz-Surrallés, A. and Kaarbo, Juliet and Kučmáš, Kryštof and Onderco, M. and Pedersen, Rasmus Brun and Raunio, Tapio and Reykers, Yf and Smetana, Michal and Vignoli, V. and Wagner, W.}


Connecting to recent debates on the party politics of foreign policy and political contestation, the chapter introduces the content and methodology of the Parliamentary Deployment Votes Database, a collection of votes on military missions across a set of eleven countries in Europe and America. The chapter discusses problems related to the scope of the database against divergent cultures 1 Corresponding author: Falk Ostermann, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Department of Political Science, KarlGlöckner-Strasse 21E, 35394 Giessen, Germany, [email protected] 2 This chapter was presented prior to publication at the ECPR General Conference 2018 in Hamburg. We are grateful for Patrick Mello’s valuable remarks as discussant. Further thanks go to the Giessen Graduate Centre Social Sciences, Economics and Law section on Norms and Change in World Politics for hosting a colloquium discussing the draft chapter, and especially to Helmut Breitmeier, Julia Drubel, Jacob B. Manderbach, and Sandra Schwindenhammer. Additionally, we would like to thank Joen Magieres for his competent work collecting data for the Danish case. We are also grateful for the anonymous reviewers’ valuable comments. Ostermann et al. | Voting on the Use of Armed Force 2 of national security, voting practices in parliaments, and disparate data availability; namely defining guidelines for data collection. It discusses how clustering into party families and cabinets helps structure collected data, how regional parties are classified, and how to make further sense of data using voting-shares, cabinets, and government-opposition dynamics. The chapter also shows how Hix, Nouri and Roland’s Agreement Index, used in European Studies, can be used to measure agreement and dissent on military missions. Empirically, the chapter corroborates recent research demonstrating that party politics underlie deployment votes.

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