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Dataset of Electoral Volatility and its internal components in Western Europe (1945-2015)

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Emanuele, Vincenzo (LUISS Guido Carli; CISE (Italian Center for Electoral Studies))
Publication Date
2015
Description
  • Abstract

    This dataset provides data on electoral volatility and its internal components in parliamentary elections (lower house) of 19 Western European countries for the 1945-2015 period. It covers the entire universe of Western European elections held after World War II under democratic regimes. Data for Greece, Portugal and Spain have been collected after their democratizations in the 1970s. Altogether, a total of 339 elections (or, more precisely, electoral periods) are included. This dataset follows the recent publication of an article [Chiaramonte, A. and Emanuele, V. (2015), Party System Volatility, Regeneration and De-Institutionalization in Western Europe (1945-2015), Party Politics, doi:10.1177/1354068815601330 http://ppq.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/08/24/1354068815601330.abstract] tackling the issue of party system (de-)institutionalization in Western Europe and based on this dataset.
Geographic Coverage
  • United Kingdom / GB
  • Austria / AT
  • Belgium / BE
  • Denmark / DK
  • Finland / FI
  • France / FR
  • Germany / DE
  • Greece / GR
  • Iceland / IS
  • Ireland / IE
  • Italy / IT
  • Luxembourg / LU
  • Malta / MT
  • Netherlands / NL
  • Norway / NO
  • Portugal / PT
  • Spain / ES
  • Sweden / SE
  • Switzerland / CH
Sampled Universe
Parliamentary elections (lower house) during the 1945-2015 period
Sampling
Each election held under a democratic regime in Western Europe has been included in the sample
Data and File Information
    • File Name: Dataset_of_Electoral_Volatility_and_its_internal_components_in_Western_Europe_(1945-2015).xlsx
      File Format: application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet
      File Size: 31448
      Data Fingerprint: 8b02ea0d84e2f1f13cdfb775e4f6f6f9
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: Dataset_of_Electoral_Volatility_and_its_internal_components_in_Western_Europe_(1945-2015).xlsx
      File Format: application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet
      File Size: 31448
      Data Fingerprint: 8b02ea0d84e2f1f13cdfb775e4f6f6f9
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: Codebook_and_dataset_information.pdf
      File Format: application/pdf
      File Size: 156090
      Data Fingerprint: 3a66b4e05c510e101acc6701ef352d2e
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: Codebook_and_dataset_information.pdf
      File Format: application/pdf
      File Size: 156090
      Data Fingerprint: 3a66b4e05c510e101acc6701ef352d2e
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
Availability
Download
Free Access (without Registration)
Rights
CC BY 4.0
Publications
  • Chiaramonte, A. and Emanuele, V. (2015), Party System Volatility, Regeneration and DeInstitutionalization in Western Europe (1945-2015), Party Politics. http://ppq.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/08/24/1354068815601330.abstract;doi:10.1177/1354068815601330

Update Metadata: 2019-10-01 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-09-17

Emanuele, Vincenzo (2015): Dataset of Electoral Volatility and its internal components in Western Europe (1945-2015). Version: 1. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7802/1112