№ 1, 2016
The article examines the coherence at the European Parliament on two major cleavages (ideological and national) that determine whether deputies unite into the groups. Having described the data in use, R.Kamalova calculates the Rice index that allows to measure the degree of coherence of deputies in the group, analyzes the pairwise coherence between the groups, and then assesses the level of fragmentation and polarization of the EU legislative body.
№ 4, 2013
The article examines ethnic heterogeneity indicators that characterize the degree of society fragmentation and polarization. The author lays out formal definitions of seven fragmentation and polarization indices, discusses different approaches to measuring “cultural distance” between ethnic groups, and provides an overview of indices usage in the works devoted to studying relationship between ethnic heterogeneity and xenophobia, civil conflicts, human well-being and quality of governance.
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