Chapter 4. Countries Classified by Principal Components Method and Cluster Analysis

  1. Andrei Melville

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327540.ch4

Political Atlas of the Modern World

Political Atlas of the Modern World

How to Cite

Melville, A. (2010) Countries Classified by Principal Components Method and Cluster Analysis, in Political Atlas of the Modern World, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327540.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335804

Online ISBN: 9781444327540

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Keywords:

  • countries classified by principal components method and cluster analysis;
  • comprehensive ratings, Russia's real place - contradictory, mixing strong and weak points;
  • assigning rankings, not the ultimate aim - tool to complete classification analysis;
  • countries classified - in principal components space;
  • index significance curves - constructed on axes of components studied;
  • democratic institutions and practices - not existing in “out of the state” context;
  • country classification - by cluster analysis;
  • cluster analysis, developing multidimensional classifications of countries - in Political Atlas project;
  • different approaches, analyzing clusters - derived at various steps;
  • cluster analysis, identifying keystone of “cellular” structure of world politics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Countries Classified by the Principal Components Method

  • Countries Classified by Cluster Analysis