Databses of Political Science

Party Politics

Cohesion Party Score

  • Discipline: Political Science
  • Author: Jahn, Detlet and Christoph Oberst
  • Coverage: 1950-2005, OECD
  • Link: http://comparativepolitics.uni-greifswald.de/data.html
  • Citation: Jahn, Detlef and Christoph Oberst. 2012. “PIP – Parties, Institutions & Preferences: Left-Right Party Cohesion. [Replication Data]. Chair of Comparative Politics, University of Greifswald.

Left-Right Party Score

  • Discipline: Political Science
  • Author: Jahn, Detlet, Thomas Behm, Nils Düpon, and Christoph Oberst
  • Coverage: 1944-2013, 23 OECD
  • Link: http://comparativepolitics.uni-greifswald.de/data.html
  • Citation: Jahn, Detlef, Thomas Behm, Nils Düpont, and Christoph Oberst. 2014. “PIP – Parties, Institutions & Preferences: Left-Right Party Scores. [Version 2014-09].” Chair of Comparative Politics, University of Greifswald.

Manifesto Project

  • Discipline: Political Science
  • Author: Manifesto Project
  • Coverage: 1945-2015, Parties of Most Countries
  • Link: https://manifestoproject.wzb.eu/datasets
  • Citation: Volkens, Andrea / Lehmann, Pola / Matthieß, Theres / Merz, Nicolas / Regel, Sven with Werner, Annika (2016): The Manifesto Data Collection. Manifesto Project (MRG/CMP/MARPOR). Version 2016a. Berlin: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
  • Remark: Information is available upon registration.

Electoral Systems

Democratic Electoral Systems

  • Discipline: Political Science
  • Author: Bormann, Nils-Christian and Matt Golder
  • Coverage: 1946-2011
  • Link: http://mattgolder.com/elections
  • Citation: Nils-Christian Bormann & Matt Golder. 2013. “Democratic electoral Systems Around the World, 1946-2011.” Electoral Studies 32: 360-369.

Government

Veto Players

  • Discipline: Political Science
  • Author: Jahn, Detlet, Thomas Behm, Nils Düpon, and Christoph Oberst
  • Coverage: 1944-2012, 23 OECD Countries
  • Link: http://comparativepolitics.uni-greifswald.de/data.html
  • Citation: Jahn, Detlef, Thomas Behm, Nils Düpont, and Christoph Oberst. 2014. “PIP – Parties, Institutions & Preferences: Veto Player (Annual) [Version 2014-09].” Chair of Comparative Politics, University of Greifswald.

Polity

Political Rights, Civil Liberties

Polity IV Annual Time-Series

  • Discipline: Political Science
  • Author: Monty G. Marshall and Ted Robert Gurr
  • Coverage: 1800-2015
  • Link: http://www.systemicpeace.org/inscrdata.html
  • Description: It is a commonly used measure for autocracy/democracy (from -7 to +7).

Acemoglu’s Database

Others

Corporatism

  • Discipline: Political Science
  • Author: Jahn, Detlef
  • Coverage: 1960-2010, 42 Countries
  • Link: http://comparativepolitics.uni-greifswald.de/data.html
  • Citation: Jahn, Detlef (2014). "Changing the Guard: Trends in Corporatist Arrangements in 42 Highly Industrialized Societies from 1960 to 2010." Socio-Economic Review, online first: August 26, 2014. doi: 10.1093/ser/mwu028

Legal Origins

Eurobarometer

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