Comparative Political Data Set
The Comparative Political Data Set (Universität Bern) provides institutional and political observations for 36 democratic countries from 1960 to 2019 (updated 2021).
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: 'Critical Junctures: an international comparison' and 'Handlungs-spielräume des Nationalstaates.' Additional demographic, social and economic variables are included to provide context.
The 'Supplement to the Comparative Political Data Set - Government Composition 1960-2019' 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 these Library resources:
- Updated: August 2021
- Data coverage: 1960–2019
Data is available via this Universität Bern page.
"Citation; please refer to the respective data set as follows): Armingeon, Klaus, Sarah Engler and Lucas Leemann. 2021. Comparative Political Data Set 1960-2019. Zurich: Institute of Political Science, University of Zurich / Armingeon, Klaus, Sarah Engler and Lucas Leemann. 2021. Supplement to the Comparative Political Data Set – Government Composition 1960-2019. Zurich: Institute of Political Science, University of Zurich.
Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected]
Page last updated on 25 October 2021