Description

    This dataset provides data on electoral volatility and its internal components in parliamentary elections (lower house) in 20 countries of Western Europe for the period 1945-2015. 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 347 elections (or, more precisely, electoral periods) are included.

    This dataset will be regularly updated so as to include latest elections.

    How to cite this dataset?

    Emanuele, V. (2015), Dataset of Electoral Volatility and its internal components in Western Europe (1945-2015), Rome: Italian Center for Electoral Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.7802/1112

    Publications based on this dataset
    Chiaramonte, A. and Emanuele, V. (2015), Party System Volatility, Regeneration and DeInstitutionalization in Western Europe (1945-2015), Party Politics, doi:10.1177/1354068815601330.

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

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    New data release (May 2, 2018)

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