Table country


country data with links to other data sets


Döring, Holger and Philip Manow. 2019. Parliaments and governments database (ParlGov): Information on parties, elections and cabinets in modern democracies. Development version.


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Name Description Type
id ParlGov unique identifier for each country. Variable name 'id' in 'country' table and 'country_id' in all other tables. integer
name name of country text
name short three letter abbreviation of country -- iso alpha code text
oecd accession date date of OECD accession for OECD members -- empty for non-members date
eu accession date date of EU accession for EU members -- empty for non-members date
iso numeric ISO 3166-1 numeric 3-digit country code integer
cmp Comparative Manifestos Project (CMP) country ID (Budge ea. 2001 and Klingemann ea. 2006) integer
euprofiler EU Profiler (Trechsel/Mair 2009) country ID -- the two Belgium country IDs (2, 3) are recoded to 222333 integer
ees European Election Study (2009) country ID text
morgan Morgan (1976) expert survey country ID text
castles mair Castles/Mair (1983) expert survey country ID text
huber inglehart Huber/Inglehart (1995) expert survey country ID text
ray Ray (1996) expert survey country ID integer
chess Chapel Hill expert survey series (CHESS) country ID (Hooghe ea. 2010; Marks/Steenbergen 2007) integer
benoit laver Benoit/Laver (2006) expert survey country ID (two char iso alpha code) text
public indicates if data for this country is included in ParlGov's stable and development version binary
comment additional information about the coding of this observation text
old countryID Previous country ID used versions prior to ParlGov 10/11 -- three digit iso code integer