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dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
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Chris Blattman
Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicagodata
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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
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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
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Austrian National Election Study
Comprehensive social science analysis of Austrian national elections. data
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British Election Study
Long term studies of Britain's electoral behaviour.data
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dataPolitical Science Journals; Comparative Politics
Canadian Journal of Political Science
Primary forum for innovative research on Canadian politics and government.data
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Christopher Adolph
Univ. of Washingtondata
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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
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Corruption Perceptions Index
Transparency International scores countries on how corrupt their public sectors are seen to be.data
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Data on Governance
From Peace Research Institute Oslo.data
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dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Dave Armstrong
Western University in London, Ontario, replication files on research page.data
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Development Economics Datasets
Managed by Masayuki Kudamatsudata
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Dutch Parliamentary Voting Dataset
Voting behaviour in the Dutch parliament.data
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Educational Attainment Dataset
Focus on 1950-2010data
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
European Election Studies
About electoral participation and voting behavior in European Parliament elections.data
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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
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Global State Revenues and Expenditures
Developed at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies.data
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Institute for Social and Economic Research
Work includes British Household Panel Survey.data
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International Social Survey Programme
A cross-national collaboration program conducting annual surveys on diverse topics relevant to social sciences. data
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Joel W. Johnson
Colorado State University - Pueblodata
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Laron K. Williams
University of Missouri, see dataverse.data
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Macrohistory Lann Bonn
An active research hub in international macroeconomic and financial history, features Jorda-Schularick-Taylor Macrohistory Database.data
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Matthew Golder
Penn State Univ., see research page.data
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Mert Moral
Sabancı University, Istanbul-Turkey, see dataverse.data
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dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Miriam Golden
UCLAdata
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ParlGov Parliaments and Governments Database
A data infrastructure for political science and contains information for all EU and most OECD democracies.data
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Peter Van der Windt
Assistant professor of political science at New York University – Abu Dhabi.data
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Political Constraint Index (POLCON) Dataset
From Witold Jerzy Heniszdata
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Polity Project: Political Regime Characteristics and Transitions
From The Center for Systematic Peace.data
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Quality of Government Institute
research on the causes, consequences and nature of Good Governance and the Quality of Governmendata
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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
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Transparency International
A suite of measures of government corruptiondata
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Africa Information Highway
Multiple customized tools to gather indicators, analyze them, and export them into multiple formats.data
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Archigos
A data base on leaders 1875 - 2004.data
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Authoritarian Regimes Dataset
A comprehensive dataset on authoritarian regimes in the world between 1972-2014.data
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dataPolitical Science Journals; Comparative Politics
British Journal of Politics and International Relations
(Sage Publishing) Research on British politicsdata
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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
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CIRI Human Rights Dataset
standards-based quantitative information on government respect for 15 internationally recognized human rights for 202 countriesdata
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Comparative Study of Electoral Systems
A collaborative program of research among election study teams from around the world.data
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dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Daniel Aldrich
Northeastern Universitydata
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Datasets on Democratic Deepening and Regression
DEDERE Project on the causes of democratic deepening and regression.data
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David J. Samuels
University of Minnesotadata
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Diego Puga
CEMFI, see data.data
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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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Electoral Systems and the Personal Vote
Colorado State University - Pueblodata
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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
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Global Parliamentary Report
Data on the structure, members, budget, staff, committees and sitting days of the world's parliaments.data
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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
Institutional Quality Dataset
From Aljaz Kuncic, covers 1990 - 2010data
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dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Irfan Nooruddin
Georgetown University, see dataverse.data
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Kenneth Benoit
LSEdata
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Latin American Public Opinion Project
Carries out surveys of public opinion in Latin America, include Americas Barometer survey.data
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Maddison Project Database
Estimates of economic growth in the world economic between AD 1 and 2010data
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Matthew Krain
College of Wooster, see research page.data
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dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Michael K. Miller
George Washington Universitydata
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
NatCen Social Research
Britain’s largest independent social research agency, features British Social Attitudes Data.data
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Party Government Data Set
Party Government in 40 Democracies 1945-2008, from Jaap Woldendorp, Hans Keman, Ian Budge.data
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Pew Global Attitudes Surveys
Organized by survey, each dataset is identified by the name of the survey.data
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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
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Presidential Power Scores
presidential power scores for 116 countries across 181 time periodsdata
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dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Robert J Franzese Jr.
University of Michigan, see replication files on publications page.data
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Swedish National Data Service
Facilitates access to new and existing Swedish research data.data
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy)
Aims to produce better Indicators of Democracy.data
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dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Andreas Wimmer
Columbia Universitydata
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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
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Autocratic Regime Data
Provides transition information for the 280 autocratic regimes in existence from 1946 to 2010data
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Canadian Election Study
Thorough account of Canadian elections.data
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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
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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
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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
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Danish National Election Study
Data from all 16 elections in the 1971-2011 period.data
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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
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Democracy Barometer
A new instrument to measure the quality of established democracies.data
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dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Duane Swank
Professor of Political Science at Marquette University.data
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Economic Freedom of the World
From the Fraser Institute.data
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
ERDDA.se Comparative Data Projects
Several projects from professor Torbjörn Bergman at Södertörn University, Stockholm.data
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dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
George Tsebelis
Professor of Political Science, Univ. of Michigan, see data page.data
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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
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance Datasets
Measured related to sustainable democracy worldwidedata
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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
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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
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
KOF Index of Globalization
measures the three main dimensions of globalization: economic, social, and political.data
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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
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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
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dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Megan E Reif
V-Dem Institute Research Fellow , Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburgdata
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dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Michael L. Ross
UCLAdata
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dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Nathan M. Jensen
Professor, University at Texas Austindata
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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
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dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Pippa Norris
Harvard Universitydata
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dataPolitical Science Journals; Comparative Politics
Political Studies
Early View/Latest Articles
International journal publishes research in all areas of politics and international relationsdata
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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
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dataAuthor Replication Data; Comparative Politics
Slava Mikhaylov
University of Essex, replication materials on publications page.data
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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
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dataStatistical Data Collections; Comparative Politics
World Bank Open Data
Free and open access to global development datadata
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