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List of Online Resources for Comparative Politics Data
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dataPolitical Science Journals; Comparative Politics
African Security
he journal strives to investigate the myriad issues relating to conflict and security within and between African nations, not only from the more traditional approaches to security studies but also from more novel and innovative perspectives.data

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Andreas Wimmer
Columbia Universitydata

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

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
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
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
Datorium from GESIS
a data repository service for the social science and economic science research community from GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciencesdata

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
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
Social Policy Indicators (SPIN)
Comparative data on social rights and duties of citizensdata

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
NatCen Social Research
Britain’s largest independent social research agency, features British Social Attitudes Data.data

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

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

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
Authoritarian Regimes Dataset
A comprehensive dataset on authoritarian regimes in the world between 1972-2014.data

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
KOF Swiss Economic Institute
Extensive economic research, including Globalization Indexdata

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

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
International Political Economy Data Resource
Seeks to provide a public good to the field by standardizing and merging together variables from 89 IPE data sources into a single dataset.data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Global Media Freedom Dataset
Data on the evolution and devolution of media freedom in individual countries.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
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
Africa Information Highway
Multiple customized tools to gather indicators, analyze them, and export them into multiple formats.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

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

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Pippa Norris
Harvard Universitydata

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
Bjorn Hoyland
University of Oslodata

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

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

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

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Kenneth Benoit
LSEdata

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
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
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
Development Economics Datasets
Managed by Masayuki Kudamatsudata

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

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

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

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Aljaz Kuncic
University of Ljubljanadata

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

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Michael L. Ross
UCLAdata

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

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

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

dataPolitical Science Podcasts; Comparative Politics
Ufahamu Africa
Life and politics on the continent.data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Louis Putterman
Brown University (Economics Dept)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
Educational Attainment Dataset
Focus on 1950-2010data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Corruption Cases Databases
An asset recovery watch database and settlements database from the staff of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank and UNODC.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
Datasets on Democratic Deepening and Regression
DEDERE Project on the causes of democratic deepening and regression.data

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

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

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

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

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

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

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Daniel Aldrich
Northeastern Universitydata

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

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Matthew Krain
College of Wooster, see research page.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
Democracy Barometer
A new instrument to measure the quality of established democracies.data

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

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
Maddison Project Database
Estimates of economic growth in the world economic between AD 1 and 2010data

dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda
Collects and archives key national data.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
Megan E Reif
V-Dem Institute Research Fellow , Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburgdata

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

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Thomson Robert
Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)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
Institute for Social and Economic Research
Work includes British Household Panel Survey.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

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

dataPolitical Science Blogs; Comparative Politics
Two Weeks Notice
A Latin American politics blog from Greg Weeks of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.data

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
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

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
Diego Puga
CEMFI, see data.data

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

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

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
Economic Freedom of the World
From the Fraser Institute.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
Quality of Government Institute
Research on the causes, consequences and nature of good government, see data download page.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
Bayesian Corruption Index, The
A composite index of the perceived overall level of corruption in countries around the world.data

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

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

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

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

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

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Miriam Golden
UCLAdata

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
International Labor Organization Statistics
The world's leading source of labour statistics.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

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

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Torben Iversen
Harvard, see data 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

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
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
Dave Armstrong
Western University in London, Ontario, replication files on research page.data

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

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

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

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

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
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
Inter-Parliamentary Union
See their open data platformdata

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
Dutch Parliamentary Voting Dataset
Voting behaviour in the Dutch parliament.data

dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Matthew Golder
Penn State Univ., see 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
Pew Global Attitudes Surveys
Organized by survey, each dataset is identified by the name of the survey.data

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