The Comparative Parliamentary Democracy Data Archive

SND-ID: SND 0895

Description Data and documentation

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.

Purpose:

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

Language

English

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Södertörns högskola

Funding

  • Funding agency: Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation
  • Funding agency's reference number: 1996-0801
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method and time period

Population

424 cabinets (coalitions, single and non-partisan)

Time period(s) investigated

1940–1990

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, Austria

Geographic description: 17 nations in Europe

Lowest geographic unit

Country

Topic and keywords

Research area

Political behaviour and attitudes, Government, political systems and organisations, International politics and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

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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
ISBN: 9780198297611

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
ISBN: 9780198297840

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
ISBN: 9780199587490

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Dataset
The Comparative Parliamentary Democracy Data Archive

Description

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

Version 1.0

Citation

Torbjörn Bergman, Kaare Strøm, Wolfgang Müller. Södertörns högskola, School of Social Science (2015). <em>The Comparative Parliamentary Democracy Data Archive</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002571">https://doi.org/10.5878/002571</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

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

Time period(s) investigated

1945–1999

Variables

197

Number of individuals/objects

424

Published: 2011-10-19
Last updated: 2019-02-06