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Fig. 6 | Applied Network Science

Fig. 6

From: A data-driven network approach for characterization of political parties’ ideology dynamics

Fig. 6

Comparing the distribution of ideological distances between origin and destination parties for the empirical results and a configuration model as a theoretical baseline system. The main panels show the density distribution as histograms whereas the insets depict their corresponding cumulative distribution functions (CDF). When we compare the distance distribution between all origin and destination parties (green) with the baseline distances, should both endpoints of a party switch were picked at random (orange), we can see that, in general, the observed distances are significantly smaller than the ones from the randomized networks (See “Comparison with a configuration model” section for methodological details on our baseline model). Indeed, the model captures the structural phenomena of ideological proximity, as the switches tend to take place over shorter distance. Not surprisingly, the same trend had already been evidenced by community analyses

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