Table view_party

Description

Party information and merge table for various external data sets on party positions. (main view)
Note: Imputation of missing party positions by mean values for party family.

Reference

Döring, Holger and Philip Manow. 2016. Parliaments and governments database (ParlGov): Information on parties, elections and cabinets in modern democracies. Development version.

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Variables

Name Description Type
country name short three letter abbreviation of country -- iso alpha code text
country name name of country text
party name short party abbreviation text
party name english English name of party text
party name original name of party with native characters
Note: field may require a change of character encodings on your local computer
text
party name ascii original name of party without special characters (this one may be easier to handle with in statistical packages) text
family name short party family abbreviation text
family name party family name text
left right 0--10 scale mean value in left/right dimension with data from Castles/Mair 1983, Huber/Inglehart 1995, Benoit/Laver 2006 and CHES 2010 real
state market 0--10 scale mean value in 'regulation of the economy' dimension with data from Benoit/Laver 2006 and CHES 2010 real
liberty authority 0--10 scale mean value in 'libertarian/authoritarian' dimension with data from Benoit/Laver 2006 and CHES 2010 real
eu anti pro 0--10 scale mean value in 'EU integration' dimension with data from Ray 1999, Benoit/Laver 2006 and CHES 2010
Note: previously variable 'eu_pro_contra' in ParlGov 11/07
real
cmp Comparative Manifestos Project (CMP) party ID (Budge ea. 2001; Klingemann ea. 2006) integer
euprofiler EU Profiler (Trechsel/Mair 2009) party ID integer
ees European Election Study (2009) party ID integer
castles mair Castles/Mair (1983) expert survey party ID -- combined from number of country and number of party entry in data table (pp. 75--83) integer
huber inglehart Huber/Inglehart (1995) expert survey party ID -- combined from number of country and number of party entry in Appendix 2 (pp. 92--108) integer
ray Ray (1999) expert survey party ID -- combined country ID and party ID integer
benoit laver Benoit/Laver (2006) expert survey party ID -- row number of first party entry in original data set integer
chess Chapel Hill expert survey series (CHESS) party ID (Hooghe ea. 2010; Marks/Steenbergen 2007) integer
country id ParlGov unique identifier for each country. Other tables refer to this variable as 'country_id'. integer
party id party id integer
family id ParlGov unique party family identifier -- see table 'info_id' for a description integer