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How often do Austria's Chancellors use the word 'I'

Austria
regex

In a previous post, I detailed how to extract statements given in Austria's parliament from the sessions' transcripts. In this post, I use the extracted text - in combination with an already existing database on earlier sessions - to compare chancellors' engagement with parliament and ...their use of the word 'I'.

How to extract speeches held at Austria's parliament

Austria
text analysis
web scraping
regex

The website of the Austrian parliament provides transcripts of its sessions. This post details how to extract the statements given by MPs, members of government and other speakers.

Extracting the transcripts of the 'Ibizia Inquiry'

Austria
Parliament
web scraping

In mid-June, the so-called 'Ibiza Commission of Inquiry' heard its last witness after almost one year at work. The commission had been established by the Austrian Parliament and set up to investigate the prevalence of corruption during the coalition government of the ÖVP and FPÖ (Dec, 2017 - May, 2019). This post diggs into its published transcripts. The emphasis of the post is, first, on demonstrating how to extract the text from the hearings' transcripts in R and, second, on crunching a few numbers to get some substantive insights. The compiled dataset, covering all statements (incl. questions, answers etc.), is available for download.

Austria's Covid legislation: The remarkable absence of authorship in public submissions to the consultative process

Austria
COVID

Austria's legislative procedure provides for a consultative process which allows all citizens to make submissions in which they can raise their concerns as to a proposed bill. When making such a submission, submitters can decide whether their authorship and submission are published on the website of the parliament. Remarkably, the share of undisclosed authorships and statements is particularly high with bills introducing various restrictions to curtail the Covid epidemic.

Thank you {blogdown}, hello {distill}.

distill
blogdown

A few notes on moving from blogdown to distill.

Austria's Covid legislation: Duration of parliamentarian consultation period in comparison.

Austria
Corona
pdftools

A (relative) deep dive into the length of the public consultation period for draft bills in Austria, and whether three days for three pages are actually 'normal'.

Similarity of public submissions to Austria's amendment of the epidemic law

Austria
Corona virus
OCR
stringr
web scraping

An analysis of public submissions to bill seeking to amend Austria's epidemic law.

Vienna Elections 2020: Analysis of parties' ads on facebook

Austria
social media
elections

Analysis of the facebook ads placed in the run-up to the 2020 Vienna city elections.

Static maps with mapbox background images (snapbox)

maps
Austria
sf
snapbox
mapbox

How to create ggplot maps with mapbox images as background

Recreating NYT election map

Austria
Corona virus
OCR
stringr
web scraping

How to re-create election maps by the NYT with ggplot.

Vienna Elections 2020: Age profile of electoral candidates

Austria
elections
OCR
regex
reactable
gt

An empirical look at candidates' age.

Austrian Parliament: MPs transparency and conflict of interest report

Austria
OCR
web scraping

Analysis of Austria MP's transparency reports.

Update on Google mobility reports on Austria

Austria
climate
Corona virus
shiny

This is a short update on my previous post dealing with Google’s mobility reports on Austria during the Covid-19 crisis.

Google's Mobility reports: changes to mobility patterns during Covid-19 lock-down in Austria

Corona virus
Austria

Analysis of Google's mobility reports following introductino of Covid lockdown in March 2020.

Corona Virus in Austria: Updates on data

Austria
Corona virus

Preliminary look at the COVID data on Austria.

Segregation in Vienna's primary schools?

Austria
plotly
crosstalk

Drawing on public data from Vienna's school administration I look at how many percentages of pupils in each primary school subsequently leave for schools offering eventually a higher education entrance qualification (Matura). The main interest is in contrasting these ratios between closely (geo-)located schools.

Bosnia: Voting behavior of MPs in the House of Representatives

Bosnia
OCR
web scraping

Creating and analysing a new dataset on the voting behavior of BiH's members of the House of Representatives.

Austrian General Elections 2019: Preference votes

elections
stringr
tidyr::pivot
Austria

A look at the distribution of preference votes casted in the 2019 general elections.

Women in parliament

Austria
women

How well are women represented in Austria's new parliament. A comparative look at the female share of MPs.

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