Party Government in Europe Database (PAGED) is a research infrastructure project that aims to build a state-of-the-art database for comparative coalition research on political institutions, political parties, parliaments and governments.
This infrastructure project builds on the previous international and comparative projects on European parliamentary democracy that are available here on ERDDA and concern key issues of today s representative democracy namely delegation, accountability, government formation, governance and government dissolution.
The data that these projects collected are going to be updated, partially revised (for example, in able to satisfactory be able to study government dissolution), as well as providing several alternative datasets (i.e. traditional cabinet level data; “potential coalition” data; yearly and quarterly and monthly data combined with economic indicators and public opinion data). This will enable new comparative studies of representative democracy, its challenges and possible room for reforms. The update and expansion of these datasets will be made by the project participants, as well as using “country experts”, i.e. colleagues around Europe between 2016-2021
The first datasets that will be released will cover 18 West European countries and Croatia 1945-2019, followed by datasets for 10 Central- and Eastern European countries for the period of 1989-2020. Both these releases will be during the autumn of 2021. The complete database will be released early 2022.
The research project is financed by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond for the period 2016-2021.