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Comparative Political Parties Data, 1950-1962

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : observational data
Creator
  • Janda, Kenneth
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-06-27
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Language
English
Free Keywords
political behavior; political organizations; political parties; world politics
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains the observed characteristics of 158 diverse political parties operating in 53 countries between 1950 and 1962. The variables consist of both substantive coding of party characteristics and data quality measures. A base of 111 variables place party characteristics in a conceptual framework of 11 categories: institutionalization, governmental status, social attraction, social concentration, social reflection, issue orientation, goal orientation, autonomy, degree of organization, centralization of power, coherence, and involvement. Every variable that was coded was selected because of its relevance to a concept in the framework. The remaining variables are derived measures of the quality of those data.
  • 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: Performed consistency checks.; Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1950 / 1962
    Time period: 1950--1962
Geographic Coverage
  • Albania
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Benin
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Cuba
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Global
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • North Korea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Soviet Union
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Zimbabwe
Sampled Universe
Political parties of the world in existence between 1950 and 1962.
Sampling
In order to ensure representation of the full range of party diversity, a stratified sampling procedure was used. First, all countries with functioning parties of some durability during 1950-1962 were identified and classified into one of ten cultural-geographic "areas" of the world. From each of these ten areas, five countries were selected at random, producing a set of 50 countries representing all ten areas. Three countries (the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada) were not drawn by this random sample procedure and were added later. From the 53 countries, 158 parties that met minimum levels of strength and stability were used in the sample.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7534 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07534.v1
Publications
  • Tan, Alexander C.. The impacts of party membership size: A cross-national analysis. Journal of Politics.60, (1), 188-198.1998.
  • Janda, Kenneth. Cross-national measures of party organization and organizational theory. European Journal of Political Research.11, (3), 319-332.1983.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1475-6765.1983.tb00065.x (DOI)
  • Harmel, Robert. Environment and party decentralization: A cross-national analysis. Comparative Political Studies.14, (1), 75-99.1981.
  • Janda, Kenneth. Political Parties: A Cross National Survey. New York: Free Press. 1980.
  • Janda, Kenneth. Comparative Political Parties: A Cross-National Handbook. Evanston, IL: Department of Political Science, Northwestern University. 1974.

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

Janda, Kenneth (1984): Comparative Political Parties Data, 1950-1962. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07534