V-Party Dataset Version 1

Here you can download all the V-Dem data free of charge!

Overview:

Overall:

  • Countries: 178 countries
  • Year coverage: 1900-2019
  • 3,489 political parties across 2,805 elections. 11,914 party-election year units with 929,141 data points.

Expert-coded: 

  • Countries: 169 countries
  • Year coverage: 1970-2019
  • 1,955 political parties across 1,560 elections. 6,330 party-election year units with 183,570 data points.

How to download a V-Dem Dataset:

  1. Select type of dataset: Country-Party-Date and Coder-Level
  2. Select format: SPSS, STATA, CSV and R
  3. Click on the link to download the file and enter your details in the pop-up window
  4. The dataset and documentation are all yours!

Each ZIP includes:

  • Dataset 
  • Codebook v1
  • Party Coding Units

Dataset 

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Country-Party-Date

 

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Coder-Level: V-Party

CSV

Suggested Citation 

Lührmann, Anna, Nils Düpont, Masaaki Higashijima, Yaman Berker Kavasoglu, Kyle L. Marquardt, Michael Bernhard, Holger Döring, Allen Hicken, Melis Laebens, Staffan I. Lindberg, Juraj Medzihorsky, Anja Neundorf, Ora John Reuter, Saskia Ruth-Lovell, Keith R. Weghorst, Nina Wiesehomeier, JosephWright, Nazifa Alizada, Paul Bederke, Lisa Gastaldi, Sandra Grahn, Garry Hindle, Nina Ilchenko, Johannes von Römer, Steven Wilson, Daniel Pemstein, Brigitte Seim. 2020. Varieties of Party Identity and Organization (V-Party) Dataset V1. Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Project. https://doi.org/10.23696/vpartydsv1  

and:

Pemstein, Daniel, Kyle L. Marquardt, Eitan Tzelgov, Yi-ting Wang, Juraj Medzihorsky, Joshua Krusell, Farhad Miri, and Johannes von Römer. 2020. "The V-Dem Measurement Model: Latent Variable Analysis for Cross-National and Cross-Temporal Expert-Coded Data". V-Dem Working Paper No. 21. 5th edition. University of Gothenburg: Varieties of Democracy Institute.

Reference Materials

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Download the V-Dem Codebook v1 by clicking on the icon to the left. 

All V-Party variables are included in the Codebook.

Suggested citation: Lührmann, Anna, Nils Düpont, Masaaki Higashijima, Yaman Berker Kavasoglu, Kyle L. Marquardt, Michael Bernhard, Holger Döring, Allen Hicken, Melis Laebens, Staffan I. Lindberg, Juraj Medzihorsky, Anja Neundorf, Ora John Reuter, Saskia Ruth–Lovell, Keith R. Weghorst, Nina Wiesehomeier, Joseph Wright, Nazifa Alizada, Paul Bederke, Lisa Gastaldi, Sandra Grahn, Garry Hindle, Nina Ilchenko, Johannes von Römer, Steven Wilson, Daniel Pemstein, and Brigitte Seim. 2020. “Codebook Varieties of Party Identity and Organisation (V–Party) V1”. Varieties of Democracy (V–Dem) Project.

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Download the Party Coding Units v1 by clicking on the icon to the left. 

Suggested citation: Lührmann, Anna, Nils Düpont, Masaaki Higashijima, Yaman Berker Kavasoglu, Kyle L. Marquardt, Michael Bernhard, Holger Döring, Allen Hicken, Melis Laebens, Staffan I. Lindberg, Juraj Medzihorsky, Anja Neundorf, Ora John Reuter, Saskia Ruth–Lovell, Keith R. Weghorst, Nina Wiesehomeier, Joseph Wright, Nazifa Alizada, Paul Bederke, Lisa Gastaldi, Sandra Grahn, Garry Hindle, Nina Ilchenko, Johannes von Römer, Steven Wilson, Daniel Pemstein, and Brigitte Seim. 2020. “V–Dem Party Coding Units v1”. Varieties of Democracy (V–Dem) Project.

Briefing Paper

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New Global Data on Political Parties: V-Party

Authors: Anna Lührmann, Juraj Medzihorsky, Garry Hindle, Staffan I. Lindberg

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Briefing Paper, No. 09, October 2020.

You may download it by clicking on the icon to the left.

V-Party in the News

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License:

The V-Dem datasets are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License CC-BY-SA-license.txt (19.7 KB) .

Publications:

We encourage users of V-Dem data to submit papers to be published as Users' Working Papers . Contact nazifa.alizada@v-dem.net for submissions.

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