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Prussian Roll Call Data, 1848

Resource Type
Dataset : roll call voting data
  • Mathiesen, Philip
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
legislative bodies; legislators; nineteenth century; Prussian National Assembly; roll call data; voting patterns
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains information on the voting patterns of the 556 deputies and alternates of the Prussian National Assembly of 1848. Variables provide information on the subject matter of the roll call votes in the Assembly, such as the establishment of a constitutional committee, the promulgation of the constitution, the abolition or the retention of the death penalty with or without provisos, the appointment by the king of all officers and colonels in the civic guard, the resignation of reactionary officers, the increase in taxes on unrefined beet sugar, contractual arrangements, the law concerning the hunting rights of the nobility, rights of tenants and landlords, special guarantees to Polish residents, abolition of the nobility with its titles and designations, and military aid to Vienna by the Prussian government. Demographic variables provide information on the National Assembly members, such as their occupation, membership status in the Assembly, electoral district, party membership, election date, previous service, and committee assignments. Also provided are variables on urban characteristics and religious characteristics of the deputy's electoral district.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1848
Geographic Coverage
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Prussia
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Members of the Prussian National Assembly in 1848.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 37 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR00037.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Mathiesen, Philip (1984): Prussian Roll Call Data, 1848. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.