V-Party Dataset

The V-Party dataset includes global data on Political Parties.

What's included?

The V-Party Dataset v1 contains comparative political party data for 178 countries from 1970 to 2019. Out of the total data collected, over 3500 country experts have provided information on 169 countries from 1970-2019, which encompasses 1,955 political parties across 1,560 elections. In total the dataset includes data on:

3,489

Political Parties

2,805

Elections

11,914

Party-election years

How to download the V-Party dataset

Each ZIP includes: Dataset, Codebook, and Party Coding Units

1

Decide which type of dataset fits your purpose

Country-Party-Date or Coder-Level.

2

Select your preferred format

SPSS, STATA, CSV or R.

3

Download the file

To download the file, click on the format in the column 'download' that corresponds to your preferred choice (e.g. 'R' or 'CSV'). Enter your details in the pop-up window. The dataset and documentation are now ready to be used.

V-Party Dataset Version 1

Suggested Citations

  • 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, 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.

V-Party Reference Documents

Documentation

Download the V-Party
Codebook.

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.

Documentation

Download the V-Dem
Party Coding Units Document.

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.

Publications

Publications

Download the V-Party
Briefing Paper.

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.