The Comparative Parliamentary Democracy Data Archive

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Torbjörn Bergman - Umeå University, Department of Political Science

Kaare Strøm - University of California, San Diego, The Department of Political Science

Wolfgang Müller - University of Vienna, Department of Government

Description:

The Comparative Parliamentary Democracy Data Archive data set consist of cabinet-level data of 17 Western European democracies for post-WWII cabinets through January 1, 1999. All together, a total of 424 coalitions, single party and non-partisan cabinets are included. Data for Greece, Portugal and Spain exist only after their democratizations in the 1970s, while data on France is limited to the Fifth Republic beginning in 1959. For the purposes of our data set, it can be said that the world "froze" on January 1, 1999. The last observation in each country is coded on the basis on the information that was available on that day.

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the Comparative Parliamentary Democracy Data Archive

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Torbjörn Bergman - Umeå University, Department of Political Science

Kaare Strøm - University of California, San Diego, The Department of Political Science

Wolfgang Müller - University of Vienna, Department of Government

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0895

Purpose:

The Comparative Parliamentary Democracy project examines West European parliamentary politics from a principal–agent perspective.

Description:

The Comparative Parliamentary Democracy Data Archive data set consist of cabinet-level data of 17 Western European democracies for post-WWII cabinets through January 1, 1999. All together, a total of 424 coalitions, single party and non-partisan cabinets are included. Data for Greece, Portugal and Spain exist only after their democratizations in the 1970s, while data on France is limited to the Fifth Republic beginning in 1959. For the purposes of our data set, it can be said that the world "froze" on January 1, 1999. The last observation in each country is coded on the basis on the information that was available on that day.

Language:

English

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1940 — 1990

Geographic spread:

Lowest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

424 cabinets (coalitions, single and non-partisan)

Funding:

Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation —1996-0801

Publications

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Strøm, Kaare; Müller, Wolfgang C. and Bergman, Torbjörn, eds. (2008). Cabinets and Coalition Bargaining: the Democratic Life Cycle in Western Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Libris Inhaltsverzeichnis Google Books

Strøm, Kaare; Müller, Wolfgang C. and Bergman, Torbjörn eds. (2003). Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Paperback 2006).
Libris Swepub Umeå University Library of Congress

Müller, Wolfgang C. and Kaare Strøm, eds. (2000). Coalition Governments in Western Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Paperback 2003)
Libris Google Books Library of Congress

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Version 1.0:

2015-01-13 doi:10.5878/002571

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Citation:

Torbjörn Bergman, Kaare Strøm, Wolfgang Müller. Södertörn University, School of Social Science (2015). The Comparative Parliamentary Democracy Data Archive. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002571

Description:

The ZIP file consist sav files (for SPSS) and documentation in pdf format (codebooks).

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

1945 — 1999

Variables:

197

Number of individuals/objects:

424