ECPR Party Manifestos Project, 1921-1987


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The internal analysis of election programmes (ie. of the concerns and emphases they contain) in both the domestic and the comparative contexts.

A later version of this dataset is held at SN:3437. Users should note, however, that the later version does not totally supersede this version as the data does not always cover the early dates for all countries. See <i>Time Period Covered</i> for details. A later study based on the work of the Manifesto Research Group is also held at the Archive under SN:4091.

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Variables Fifty-nine specially derived issue categories grouped into seven major themes (external relations, economic policy, social groups etc.) The coding categories are designed, as far as possible, to be comparable both between countries and over time. Please note: this study does not include information on named individuals and would therefore not be useful for personal family history research.

No sampling (total universe)

Compilation or synthesis of existing material

Metadata Access
Creator Robertson, D. R., British Election Study; Klingemann, H., Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fuer Sozialforschung; Hearl, D. J., University of Exeter; Volkens, A., Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fuer Sozialforschung; Budge, I., University of Strathclyde, Department of Politics
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 1986
Funding Reference Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fuer Sozialforschung; Economic and Social Research Council; Volkswagen Foundation; Nuffield Foundation; Bank of Sweden, Centenary Fund
Rights No information recorded; <p>The Data Collection is available to UK Data Service registered users subject to the <a href="" target="_blank">End User Licence Agreement</a>.</p><p>Commercial use of the data requires approval from the data owner or their nominee. The UK Data Service will contact you.</p>
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Language English
Resource Type Numeric
Discipline Economics; History; Humanities; Jurisprudence; Law; Social and Behavioural Sciences
Spatial Coverage Australia; Austria; Belgium; Canada; Denmark; France; German Federal Republic; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Japan; Luxembourg; Netherlands; New Zealand; Northern Ireland; Norway; Sri Lanka; Sweden; United Kingdom; United States; Multi-nation