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dataPoli Sci Journals; Comparative Politics
Acta Politica
One of the few truly international political science journals with a broad scope across the discipline (published by Springer). Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Andreas Wimmer
Columbia University Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Arjan H. Schakel
Maastricht University Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Authoritarian Regimes Dataset
A comprehensive dataset on authoritarian regimes in the world between 1972-2014. Link infodata

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

dataPoli Sci Journals; Comparative Politics
Canadian Journal of Political Science
Primary forum for innovative research on Canadian politics and government. Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Christopher Adolph
Univ. of Washington Link infodata

dataData 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. Link infodata

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

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Daniel Aldrich
Northeastern University Link infodata

dataData 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 Sciences Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Dawn M Brancati
Columbia University, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Diego Puga
CEMFI, see data. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Economic Freedom of the World
From the Fraser Institute. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Environmental Performance Index
Ranks 180 countries on 24 performance indicators across ten issue categories covering environmental health and ecosystem vitality Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
George Tsebelis
Professor of Political Science, Univ. of Michigan, see data page. Link infodata

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

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Global State Revenues and Expenditures
Developed at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies. Link infodata

dataData 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. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Institute for Social and Economic Research
Work includes British Household Panel Survey. Link infodata

dataData 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 1960–2012 Link infodata

dataData 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. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Israel National Election Studies
Aims to investigate voting patterns, public opinion, and political participation in Israel. Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Kenneth Benoit
LSE Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Laron K. Williams
University of Missouri, see dataverse. Link infodata

dataData 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. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Maddison Project Database
Estimates of economic growth in the world economic between AD 1 and 2010 Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Matthew Krain
College of Wooster, see research page. Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Michael Laver
NYU Dept of Politics Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Miriam Golden
UCLA Link infodata

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

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

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Pew Global Attitudes Surveys
Organized by survey, each dataset is identified by the name of the survey. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Political Constraint Index (POLCON) Dataset
By Witold Henisz at Wharton Link infodata

dataData 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 page Link infodata

dataData 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. Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Robert J Franzese Jr.
University of Michigan, see replication files on publications page. Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Samuel Standaert
Clemson University, see datasets. Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Sona N. Golder
Penn. State Univ., see research page Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Tom Pepinsky
Cornell University, see replication data Link infodata

dataBlogs; Comparative Politics
Two Weeks Notice
A Latin American politics blog from Greg Weeks of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Link infodata

dataData 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 datasets Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Vincenzo Emanuele
LUISS Guido Carli (Italy) Link infodata

dataData 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. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Worldwide Governance Indicators
From the World Bank. Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Aljaz Kuncic
University of Ljubljana Link infodata

dataData 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 instit Link infodata

dataData 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. Link infodata

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

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Bjorn Hoyland
University of Oslo Link infodata

dataData 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. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
CIRI Human Rights Dataset
standards-based quantitative information on government respect for 15 internationally recognized human rights for 202 countries Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Comparative Study of Electoral Systems
A collaborative program of research among election study teams from around the world. Link infodata

dataData 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. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Data on Governance
From Peace Research Institute Oslo. Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Dave Armstrong
Western University in London, Ontario, replication files on research page. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Democracy Barometer
A new instrument to measure the quality of established democracies. Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Duane Swank
Professor of Political Science at Marquette University. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Educational Attainment Dataset
Focus on 1950-2010 Link infodata

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

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Gerald Schneider
Universität Konstanz, see replication data. Link infodata

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

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Governance Indicators
From the Hertie School of Governance's Governance Report. Link infodata

dataData 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 1980-2010 Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Institute of Citizenship Studies (InCite)
Research and other initiatives related to the theme of citizenship in its legal, political, and social dimensions Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Inter-Parliamentary Union
See their open data platform Link infodata

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

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Joel W. Johnson
Colorado State University - Pueblo Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
KOF Index of Globalization
measures the three main dimensions of globalization: economic, social, and political. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Latin American Public Opinion Project
Carries out surveys of public opinion in Latin America, include Americas Barometer survey. Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Louis Putterman
Brown University (Economics Dept) Link infodata

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

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Megan E Reif
V-Dem Institute Research Fellow , Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Michael K. Miller
George Washington University Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Molly E. Roberts
Univ. of California, San Diego Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Nathan M. Jensen
Professor, University at Texas Austin Link infodata

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

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Pippa Norris
Harvard University Link infodata

dataData 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. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Polity Project: Political Regime Characteristics and Transitions
From The Center for Systematic Peace. Link infodata

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

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Robert L. Ostergard
University of Nevada, Reno, see datasets Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Slava Mikhaylov
University of Essex, replication materials on publications page. Link infodata

dataData 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. Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Torben Iversen
Harvard, see data page  Link infodata

dataPodcasts; Comparative Politics
Understanding Latin American Politics
Greg Weeks looks at the current political situation in Latin America and tries to make sense of it along with the help of experts on Latin American politics.  Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy)
Aims to produce better Indicators of Democracy. Link infodata

dataBlogs; Comparative Politics
WIDER Angle
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research addresses political and economic development issues Link infodata

dataData 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 wealth Link infodata

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dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies
Analysis of labor markets, social security incomes, institutions and governance, see research projects and datasets Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Archigos
A data base on leaders 1875 - 2004. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Austrian National Election Study
Comprehensive social science analysis of Austrian national elections.  Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Bayesian Corruption Index, The
A composite index of the perceived overall level of corruption in countries around the world. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Canadian Election Study
Thorough account of Canadian elections. Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Chris Blattman
Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago Link infodata

dataData 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. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Comparative Welfare Entitlements Dataset
Information about the structure and generosity of social insurance benefits in 33 countries around the world Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Corruption Perceptions Index
Transparency International scores countries on how corrupt their public sectors are seen to be. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Datasets on Democratic Deepening and Regression
DEDERE Project on the causes of democratic deepening and regression. Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
David J. Samuels
University of Minnesota Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Development Economics Datasets
Managed by Masayuki Kudamatsu Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Dutch Parliamentary Voting Dataset
Voting behaviour in the Dutch parliament. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Electoral Systems and the Personal Vote
Colorado State University - Pueblo Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Eric Neumayer
London School of Economics, see replication datasets. Link infodata

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

dataData 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. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Greifswald Comparative Politics
See projects and datasets Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance Datasets
Measured related to sustainable democracy worldwide Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Institutional Quality Dataset
From Aljaz Kuncic, covers 1990 - 2010 Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
International Labor Organization Statistics
The world's leading source of labour statistics. Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Irfan Nooruddin
Georgetown University, see dataverse. Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Joshua A. Tucker
NYU Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
KOF Swiss Economic Institute
Extensive economic research, including Globalization Index Link infodata

dataData 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. Link infodata

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

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Matthew Golder
Penn State Univ., see research page. Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Mert Moral
Sabancı University, Istanbul-Turkey, see dataverse. Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Michael L. Ross
UCLA Link infodata

dataData 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 relations Link infodata

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

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Peter Van der Windt
Assistant professor of political science at New York University – Abu Dhabi. Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Political Constraint Index (POLCON) Dataset
From Witold Jerzy Henisz Link infodata

dataPoli Sci Journals; Comparative Politics
Political Studies
Early View/Latest Articles
International journal publishes research in all areas of politics and international relations Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Presidential Power Scores
presidential power scores for 116 countries across 181 time periods Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Rafael La Porta
Tuck Business School (Dartmouth), see datasets on research page. Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Romain Wacziarg
UCLA School of Management Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Social Policy Indicators (SPIN)
Comparative data on social rights and duties of citizens Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Thomson Robert
Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
Transparency International
A suite of measures of government corruption Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
United Nations Statistics Division
Compiles and disseminates global statistical information Link infodata

dataAuthors; Comparative Politics
Vera Troeger
University of Warwick, see replication data Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
World Bank Open Data
Free and open access to global development data Link infodata

dataData Collections; Comparative Politics
World Press Freedom Index
From Reporters Without Borders Link infodata