The final volume of this project, Cabinets and Coalition Bargaining: The Democratic Life Cycle in Western Europe, Oxford: Oxford University Press, has now been published (August 2008). In the new data set we include variables from our previous publications and we have added a number of computed variables, indexes, manifesto scores, and more.
The data set in Excel and the codebook is now released (below). For some variables you will need the Party codebook that was published below in 2006. In 2012 we added a file with portfolio allocation. This is linked to the publication mentioned in the Portfolio Allocation codebook.
Release March 2012:
Portfolio Allocation in Western Europe Codebook [pdf]
Portfolio Allocation in Western Europe data set [.xlsx]
Data checked for accuracy [.pdf]
Release August 2008:
Codebook Cabinets and Coalition Bargaining (PDF), release August 2008
Data set for Stata (DTA), release August 2007
Data set for SPSS/PC (SAV), release May 2008
Data in Excel (XLS), release August 2008
Release July 2006:
Coalition Governments in Western Europe Data set (Excel)
Coalition Governments Codebook (PDF)
Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies Codebook (PDF)
Delegation and Accountability Data set (Excel)
Codebook Political Parties, 17 West European Countries (PDF)
You are most welcome to use our data!
Please let us know if you discover any errors or inconsistencies in the data.
For more information on the overall program, approach and research methods see the other pages on this homepage and Bergman, Torbjörn; Müller, Wolfgang C., and Strøm, Kaare (2005). ‘Comparative parliamentary democracy: a project report’. European Political Science, Vol. 4, No. 1, 42-54.