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List of Online Resources for Comparative Politics Data
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Israel National Election Studies
Aims to investigate voting patterns, public opinion, and political participation in Israel.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Maddison Project Database
Estimates of economic growth in the world economic between AD 1 and 2010data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Slava Mikhaylov
University of Essex, replication materials on publications page.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Canadian Election Study
Thorough account of Canadian elections.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
European Data Center for Work and Welfare
Guide to data on working conditions, vulnerability, poverty and living conditionsdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Penn World Table
database with information on relative levels of income, output, input and productivity, covering 182 countries between 1950 and 2014data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti Foundation
Applied and policy-oriented research on labor markets, immigration and welfare systems in Europedata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Global Media Freedom Dataset
Data on the evolution and devolution of media freedom in individual countries.data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Diego Puga
CEMFI, see data.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC)
Platform for research on economic growth and development, comprehensive databases on indicators of growth and development that the Centre compiles and maintains on a regular basis.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
CIRI Human Rights Dataset
standards-based quantitative information on government respect for 15 internationally recognized human rights for 202 countriesdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Austrian National Election Study
Comprehensive social science analysis of Austrian national elections. data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Arjan H. Schakel
Maastricht Universitydata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
World Bank's Data Catalog
The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank datasets, including databases, pre-formatted tables, reports, and other resources.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
ERDDA.se Comparative Data Projects
Several projects from professor Torbjörn Bergman at Södertörn University, Stockholm.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Economic Freedom of the World
From the Fraser Institute.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Comparative Study of Electoral Systems
A collaborative program of research among election study teams from around the world.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Australian Election Study
Aims to provide a long-term perspective on stability and change in the political attitudes and behaviour of the Australian electorate.data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Dave Armstrong
Western University in London, Ontario, replication files on research page.data

dataPolitical Science Journals; Comparative Politics
Political Studies
Early View/Latest Articles
International journal publishes research in all areas of politics and international relationsdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Institute for Social and Economic Research
Work includes British Household Panel Survey.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Manifesto Project Database
provides the scientific community with parties' policy positions derived from a content analysis of parties' electoral manifestos.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Macrohistory Lann Bonn
An active research hub in international macroeconomic and financial history, features Jorda-Schularick-Taylor Macrohistory Database.data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Peter Van der Windt
Assistant professor of political science at New York University – Abu Dhabi.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Project on Democratic Accountability and Citizen-Politician Linkages around the World
Overall, this research involves data collection in more than 80 electoral democracies. The expert surveys for data collection were done in 2008 and 2009.data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Aljaz Kuncic
University of Ljubljanadata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Multiculturalism Policy Index
Information about multiculturalism policies in a standardized format that aids comparative research and contributes to the understanding of state-minority relationsdata

dataPolitical Science Journals; Comparative Politics
Canadian Journal of Political Science
Primary forum for innovative research on Canadian politics and government.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Swedish National Election Studies
Aims to explain why people vote as they do and why an election ends in a particular way. See data page.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
International Social Survey Programme
A cross-national collaboration program conducting annual surveys on diverse topics relevant to social sciences. data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
British Election Study
Long term studies of Britain's electoral behaviour.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
LIS Cross-National Data Center
A data archive and research center dedicated to cross-national analysis, home to two databases: Luxembourg Income Study and Luxembourg Wealth Study.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
KOF Swiss Economic Institute
Extensive economic research, including Globalization Indexdata

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Megan E Reif
V-Dem Institute Research Fellow , Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburgdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Institutions and Elections Project
contains information on de jure institutional provisions, electoral procedures, and electoral events for 170 countries in the period 1960–2012data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Bjorn Hoyland
University of Oslodata

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Louis Putterman
Brown University (Economics Dept)data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Mert Moral
Sabancı University, Istanbul-Turkey, see dataverse.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Party Government Data Set
Party Government in 40 Democracies 1945-2008, from Jaap Woldendorp, Hans Keman, Ian Budge.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Data on Governance
From Peace Research Institute Oslo.data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Thomson Robert
Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Michael L. Ross
UCLAdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Global Integrity
Measures of government integrity around the world, see data and downloads page.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
State Antiquity Index
This dataset gives a score from 0 to 50 for the presence of a supra-tribal polity within the present-day boundaries of each of 149 countries.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Latin American Public Opinion Project
Carries out surveys of public opinion in Latin America, include Americas Barometer survey.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Worldwide Governance Indicators
From the World Bank.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Environmental Performance Index
Ranks 180 countries on 24 performance indicators across ten issue categories covering environmental health and ecosystem vitalitydata

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Romain Wacziarg
UCLA School of Managementdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Political Constraint Index (POLCON) Dataset
From Witold Jerzy Heniszdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
World Press Freedom Index
From Reporters Without Bordersdata

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Irfan Nooruddin
Georgetown University, see dataverse.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Social Policy Indicators (SPIN)
Comparative data on social rights and duties of citizensdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Development Economics Datasets
Managed by Masayuki Kudamatsudata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
European Election Studies
About electoral participation and voting behavior in European Parliament elections.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies
Analysis of labor markets, social security incomes, institutions and governance, see research projects and datasetsdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Comparative Political Data Set
Collection of political and institutional country-level data. It consists of annual data for 36 democratic countries for the period of 1960 to 2015 or since their transition to democracy.data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Michael K. Miller
George Washington Universitydata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Autocratic Regime Data
Provides transition information for the 280 autocratic regimes in existence from 1946 to 2010data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Polity Project: Political Regime Characteristics and Transitions
From The Center for Systematic Peace.data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Pippa Norris
Harvard Universitydata

dataPolitical Science Journals; Comparative Politics
Acta Politica
One of the few truly international political science journals with a broad scope across the discipline (published by Springer).data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Quality of Government Institute
Research on the causes, consequences and nature of good government, see data download page.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Climate Change and African Political Stability
This program analyzes how climate change could impact African and international security, see data pagedata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Corruption Perceptions Index
Transparency International scores countries on how corrupt their public sectors are seen to be.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy)
Aims to produce better Indicators of Democracy.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Greifswald Comparative Politics
See projects and datasetsdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Comparative Welfare Entitlements Dataset
Contains information about the structure and generosity of social insurance benefits in 33 countries around the world.data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Robert L. Ostergard
University of Nevada, Reno, see datasetsdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Danish National Election Study
Data from all 16 elections in the 1971-2011 period.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Political Constraint Index (POLCON) Dataset
By Witold Henisz at Whartondata

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Miriam Golden
UCLAdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
World Inequality Database
Aims to provide open and convenient access to the most extensive available database on the historical evolution of the world distribution of income and wealthdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Danish General Election Results
Results of Danish general elections 1953-2015 including number of votes and number of seats in parliamentdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Democracy Barometer
A new instrument to measure the quality of established democracies.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Presidential Power Scores
presidential power scores for 116 countries across 181 time periodsdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Datorium from GESIS
a data repository service for the social science and economic science research community from GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciencesdata

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Kenneth Benoit
LSEdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Electoral Systems and the Personal Vote
Colorado State University - Pueblodata

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Laron K. Williams
University of Missouri, see dataverse.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Caucasus Research Resource Centers
A network of research, resource and training centers established in 2003 in the capital cities of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, see datasets.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Political Data Yearbook
Captures election results, national referenda, changes in government, and institutional reforms for a range of countries, within and beyond the EU.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Global State of Democracy Indices
Depict democratic trends at the country, regional and global levels across a broad range of different attributes of democracy in the period 1975–2015.data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Vincenzo Emanuele
LUISS Guido Carli (Italy)data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
David J. Samuels
University of Minnesotadata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Africa Information Highway
Multiple customized tools to gather indicators, analyze them, and export them into multiple formats.data

dataPolitical Science Blogs; Comparative Politics
WIDER Angle
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research addresses political and economic development issuesdata

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Daniel Aldrich
Northeastern Universitydata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Archigos
A data base on leaders 1875 - 2004.data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Robert J Franzese Jr.
University of Michigan, see replication files on publications page.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Comparative Welfare Entitlements Dataset
Information about the structure and generosity of social insurance benefits in 33 countries around the worlddata

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Joel W. Johnson
Colorado State University - Pueblodata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Economic data from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Macro-economic and structural data series, includes the Life in Transition Survey.data

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dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Michael Laver
NYU Dept of Politicsdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Authoritarian Regimes Dataset
A comprehensive dataset on authoritarian regimes in the world between 1972-2014.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Index of African Governance
From the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Nathan M. Jensen
Professor, University at Texas Austindata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Swedish National Data Service
Facilitates access to new and existing Swedish research data.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Institute of Citizenship Studies (InCite)
Research and other initiatives related to the theme of citizenship in its legal, political, and social dimensionsdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance Datasets
Measured related to sustainable democracy worldwidedata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Dutch Parliamentary Voting Dataset
Voting behaviour in the Dutch parliament.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe
Multidisciplinary and cross-national panel database of micro data on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of more than 120,000 individuals aged 50 or older.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Global Parliamentary Report
Data on the structure, members, budget, staff, committees and sitting days of the world's parliaments.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
NatCen Social Research
Britain’s largest independent social research agency, features British Social Attitudes Data.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
Provides economic analysis and policy advice with the aim of promoting sustainable and equitable development for all, see datasetsdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Political Terror Scale
Meas­ures levels of polit­ic­al vi­ol­ence and ter­ror that a coun­try ex­per­i­ences in a par­tic­u­lar year based on a 5-level "ter­ror scale" ori­gin­ally de­veloped by Free­dom House, see data pagedata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Immigration Policies in Comparison
A set of sophisticated quantitative indices to measure immigration policies in all OECD countries and for the time period 1980-2010data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Transparency International
A suite of measures of government corruptiondata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Global State Revenues and Expenditures
Developed at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies.data

dataPolitical Science Journals; Comparative Politics
British Journal of Politics and International Relations
(Sage Publishing) Research on British politicsdata

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Andreas Wimmer
Columbia Universitydata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Inter-Parliamentary Union
See their open data platformdata

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Chris Blattman
Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicagodata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
KOF Index of Globalization
measures the three main dimensions of globalization: economic, social, and political.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Chapel Hill Expert Survey
Estimate party positioning on European integration, ideology and policy issues for national parties in a variety of European countries.data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Matthew Krain
College of Wooster, see research page.data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Dawn M Brancati
Columbia University, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studiesdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Pew Global Attitudes Surveys
Organized by survey, each dataset is identified by the name of the survey.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
European Quality of Life Survey
Carried out every four years, this unique, pan-European survey examines both the objective circumstances of European citizens' lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Members of the European Parliament Survey Data
The data allow for comparison of MEPs’ views with those of the EU public, European Parliament candidates, and members of national and regional parliaments in Europe.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Arab Barometer
The objectives of the Arab Barometer are to produce scientifically reliable data on the politically-relevant attitudes of ordinary citizens, to disseminate and apply survey findings in order to contribute to political reform, and to strengthen institdata

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Matthew Golder
Penn State Univ., see research page.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
World Bank Open Data
Free and open access to global development datadata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Datasets on Democratic Deepening and Regression
DEDERE Project on the causes of democratic deepening and regression.data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
George Tsebelis
Professor of Political Science, Univ. of Michigan, see data page.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Berlin Social Center
Data-driven research on education and work, markets and choice, migration, democracy and autocracy, international politics and law.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Centre for the Study of African Economies
Researching on the economic and social development in Africa since 1986, includes Free and Fair Elections Databasedata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
German Socio-Economic Panel
A longitudinal survey of households in Germany from 1984 to 2016. Variables include household composition, employment, occupations, earnings, health and satisfaction indicators.data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Christopher Adolph
Univ. of Washingtondata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
ParlGov Parliaments and Governments Database
A data infrastructure for political science and contains information for all EU and most OECD democracies.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Institutional Quality Dataset
From Aljaz Kuncic, covers 1990 - 2010data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
European Central Bank Statistical Data Warehouse
Economic indicators for Euro area.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Governance Indicators
From the Hertie School of Governance's Governance Report.data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Duane Swank
Professor of Political Science at Marquette University.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
United Nations Statistics Division
Compiles and disseminates global statistical informationdata

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Longitudinal Internet Studies for the Social sciences
The LISS panel (Netherlands) has been in full operation since October 2007, and all data are made available through the LISS data archive.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Comparative Agendas Project
The Comparative Agendas Project collects and organizes data from archived sources to track policy outcomes across countries. See dataset codebooks.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Eurostat
The statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its mission is to provide high quality statistics for Europe.data