Comparative links (updated May 2013)

Websites with digitally available data sets

Type of data Number of countries Time period Publication and researcher/ team  Link
Cabinet data Worldwide; 39 From 1945 - The Party Government Data Set (PGDS); Jaap Woldendorp, Hans Keman, Ian Budge Go to website
Cabinet data Western countries; 22 1945-2000 Veto Players Data; Georg Tsebelis Go to website
Cabinet data Election data Western countries; 21 1950-1995 Parliaments and Governments 1950-1995; Michael McDonald Go to website
Democratic accountability Worldwide; 85 Current Democratic Accountability and Linkages Project; Herbert Kitchelt Go to website
Constitutions Worldwide Current Comparative Constitutions Project (CCP); Zachary Elkins Go to website
Election studies EU member countries 1989-2004 European Election Study (EES) Trend File; Michael Marsh Go to website
Election studies Worldwide; some 50 countries From 1996 - The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) Go to website
Election systems Worldwide Current Table of Electoral Systems Worldwide; IDEA Go to website
Governance indicators Worldwide 1996-2008 Governance Matters 2009: Worldwide Governance Indicators, 1996-2008; Daniel Kaufmann Go to website
Meta data Worldwide Current The MacroDataGuide: An International Social Science Resource; NSD Go to website
Manifesto data/ Party policy positions European countries; 50 1945-2009 Manifesto Project Database; Andrea Volkens Go to website
Party policy positions European countries; 47 2003-2004 Party Policy in Modern Democracies; Kennet Benoit, Michael Laver Go to website
Political data Worldwide; 38 From 1945 -

Parliament and government composition database (ParlGov); Holger Döring

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Political data OECD; Central Eastern Europe From 1970's to current Comparative Political Data (CPD); Klaus Armingeon Go to website
Political data OECD countries; 24 1945-2001; update 2007 Parties, Governments and Legislatures Data Set; Thomas Cusack Go to website
Political data Worldwide 1815-2008 The Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive; Arthur S. Banks Go to website
Political institutions Worldwide Current Database Political Institutions; Philip Keefer Go to website
Political leaders Worldwide 1875-2004 Archigos. A Data Base on Leaders 1875-2004; Henk E. Goemans, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch Go to website
Quality of government Worldwide From 1970's to current The QoG Data; Jan Teorell, Bo Rothstein Go to website
Voter turnout Worldwide 1946 and on Voter Turnout Database; IDEA

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Websites without digitally available data sets

Type of data Number of countries Time period Publication and researcher/ team Link
Cabinet data Central and Eastern European countries; 11 1990-2008 Müller-Rommel, Ferdinand, Henrike Schultze, Philipp Harfst & Katja Fettelschoß (2008) Parteienregierungen in Mittel- und Osteuropa: Empirische Befunde im Ländervergleich 1990 bis 2008, Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, 39: 824-845. Go to website
Cabinet data Central and Eastern European countries; 13 1990-2008 Courtenay Ryals Conrad, Sona Nadenichek Golder (2010) Measuring Government Duration and Stability in Central Eastern European Democracies, European Journal of Political Research, 49: 119-150 Go to website
Cabinet data Central and Eastern European countries; 13 1989-2002 James M. Druchman & Andrew Roberts (2007) Communist Successor Parties and Coalition Formation in Eastern Europe, Legislativ Studies Quarterly, 32, 5-31. Go to website
Cabinet data European countries; 21 1945-1989; 1991-2003 Zeynep Somer-Topcu, Laron K. Williams (2008) Survival of the Fittest? Cabinet Duration in Post-Communist Europe, Comparative Politics, 40, 313-329 Get pdf
Cabinet data Election data Central and Eastern European countries; 13 1990-2002 Berglund, Sten, Joakim Ekman & Frank H. Aarebrot (eds) (2004) The Handbook of Political Change in Eastern Europe, 2nd ed., Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Go to website
Cabinet data Election data Central and Eastern European countries; 22 1990-2010 Ismayr, Wolfgang (2010) (ed) Die Politische Systeme Osteuropas, Wiesbaden, VS-Verlag, 3rd ed. Go to website
Cabinet data Election data Western countries; around 36 Yearly from 1990 Political Data Yearbook (1992 - ) European Journal of Political Research Go to website
Cabinet data Election data Worldwide Monthly from 1930 Keesing's Record of World Events Go to website
Political institutions EU countries; 25 Current Mobilising Institutions Database; Robert Liñeira, Eva Anduiza Get pdf