Comparative Political Data Sets
Comparative Political Data Sets (Universität Bern) provide annual institutional and political observations for 36 democratic countries from 1960 to 2014 (updated, August 2016).
The database is suitable for cross national, longitudinal and time series analyses. Data for Greece, Spain and Portugal cover only democratic periods.
CPDS is prepared at the Universität Bern as part of two research projects directed by Prof. Klaus Armingeon: 'Handlungs-spielräume des Nationalstaates' and 'Critical Junctures: an international comparison.' Additional demographic, social and economic variables are included to give context to the core political data.
The 'Supplement to the Comparative Political Data Set – Government Composition 1960-2013' provides data on "party composition, reshuffles, duration, reason for termination and the type of government for 36 OECD and/or EU-member countries."
EUI users of CPDS may also be interested in the CNTS database and International Historical Statistics.
- Updated: August 2016
- Data coverage: 1960–2014
Data is available via this Universität Bern page. "In any work using data from this data set, please quote both the data set and, where appropriate, the original source. Please quote this data set as: Klaus Armingeon and Romana Careja. 2007. Comparative Data Set for 28 Post-Communist Countries, 1989-2007. Bern: Institute of Political Science, University of Bern."
Contact: Thomas Bourke at email@example.com