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Shared Global Indicators CS Dataset (see Data)

Online resources

ACE Electoral Knowledge Network

Amnesty International

Asian Barometer

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Office for Democratic Governance

CIA World Factbook

Cingranelli-Richards (CIRI) Human Rights Data Project.

Class datasets

Codebook and data from the Cheibub-Gandhi dataset

Committee to Protect Journalists

Constitution Finder

Correlates of War (COW)

Euro Barometer

European Commission DG for Development

European Social Survey

Freedom House. Freedom of the Press.

Freedom House. Freedom in the World

Gallup International Voice of the People

Global Barometers

Guide to using the SSCI Web of Science for literature reviews

Harvard Software Licensing For the student license to either program

Harvard-MIT Data Center For downloading other datasets

Human Rights Watch

Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Index on Censorship

International Federation of Journalists

International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

International IDEA

Assessing the quality of Democracy Democratic Audit International IDEA.

Inter-parliamentary Union

Latino Barometro

Minorities at Risk

National Democratic Institute

New Europe Barometer

OECD DAC Development Cooperation Network on Governance

Open Society Institute

Pew Global Surveys

Quality of Governance dataset (The QoG Data under ‘Data’)

Quota Project

SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation

SPSS SPSS (PASW) Statistics V18.0 includes a free downloadable trial version for 30 days.

SPSS Statistics Base Users Guide V17.0 (PASW)

SPSS Statistics Brief Guide V17.0 (PASW)

Stata  The website contains useful links, including to the Stata Listserve.

Introductory Guide to Using Stata  

Survey of European Democracy Promotion Policies 2000-2006. Youngs, Richard. 2006. Madrid: FRIDE.

Tabular History of Comparative Survey Research  The SAGE Handbook of Public Opinion –

The Comparative Constitutions Project

The International IDEA Handbook of Electoral System Design. 2nd ed. Stockholm: International IDEA

Transparency International Corruption Perception Index

Making Governance Work for the Poor UK Department of International Development (Dfid)

UN 2005 World Summit Outcome

UNDP Democratic Governance

University of Maryland: Peace and Conflict

Uppsala University Department of Peace and Conflict Research

US National Endowment for Democracy

Voter Turnout Since 1945: A Global Report. Stockholm, International IDEA.

World Bank Governance Indicators:

World Bank Public Sector Governance

World Bank Social Capital for Development

World Values Survey 1981-2005

Articles on Consensus v. majoritarian constitutions
Rod Alence. 2004. 'Political institutions and developmental governance in sub-Saharan Africa.' J. of Modern African Studies. 42(2): 163-187.
Attila Agh. 2001. 'Early consolidation and performance crisis: The majoritarian-consensus democracy debate in Hungary.' West European Politics 24(3): 89-112
Liam Anderson. 2001. 'The implications of institutional design for macroeconomic performance.' Comparative Political Studies 34(4)
Klaus Armigeon. 2002. 'The effects of negotiation democracy.' European Journal of Political Research. 41: 81-105.
Donald Horowitz. 'Explaining the Northern Ireland Agreement: The sources of an unlikely constitutional settlement.' British Journal of Political Science 32
Andre Kaiser et al. 2002. 'The democratic quality of institutional regimes: a conceptual framework.' Political Studies. 50: 313-331.
Hans Keman and Paul Pennings. 1995. 'Managing political and social conflicts in democracies: Do consensus and corporatism matter?'  British Journal of Political Science 25(2)
Arendt Lijphart. 2004. 'Constitutional design for divided societies.' Journal of Democracy 15
Manfred G. Schmidt. 2002. 'Political performance and types of democracy: Findings from comparative studies.' EJPR 41: 147-163.
Federalism and decentralization
Nancy Bermeo. 2002. 'A new look at Federalism: The import of institutions.' Journal of Democracy 13(2): 96-110.
Henry Hale. 2004. 'Divided we stand: Institutional sources of ethnofederal state survival and collapse.' World Politics 56: 165-93.
John Gerring and Strom Thacker. 2004. 'Political institutions and corruption: The role of unitarism and parliamentarism.' BJPolS. 34: 295-330.
Aaron Schneider. 2003. 'Decentralization: Conceptualization and Measurenment.' Studies in Comparative International Development 38(3): 32-56.
Jonathan Rodden. 2004. 'Comparative federalism and decentralization: On meaning and measurement.' Comparative Politics 481-500.
Electoral Systems
Donald Horowitz. 2003. 'Electoral systems: A primer for decision-makers.' Journal of Democracy. 14(4)
IDEA 2005. Handbook of Electoral System Design
Shaheen Mozaffar, James R. Scarritt and Glen Galaich. 2003. 'Electoral institutions, ethnopolitical cleavages and party systems in Africa's emerging democracies.' APSR 97(3):379-390.
Executives: Presidentialism v. parliamentarism
Jose Cheibub. 'Systems of Government: Presidentialism or Parliamentarism: Which one is best?'
Paul Pennings. 2003. 'Beyond dichotomous explanations: Explaining constitutional control of the executive with fuzzy sets.' EJPR 42.
Ethnicity, ethnic representation, and ethnic conflict
Alberto Alesina et al. 2003. 'Fractionalization.' Journal of Economic Growth 8: 155-194.
Susan Banducci et al. 2004. 'Minority representation, empowerment and participation.' The Journal of Politics 66(2): 534-556.
Monty Marshall and Tedd Gurr. 2003. 'Peace and conflict 2003.' CIDCM
Frank Cohen. 1997. 'Proportional versus majoritarian ethnic conflict management in democracies.' Comparative Political Studies 30(5)
William Easterly and Ross Levine. 1997. 'Africa's Growth Tragedy: Policies and ethnic divisions.' Quarterly Journal of Economics. 112(4)
William Easterly. 2001. 'Can institutions resolve ethnic conflict?' Economic Development and Cultural Change. 41(4)
M. Steven Fish and Robin S. Brooks. 2004. 'Does diversity hurt democracy?' Journal of Democracy 15(1): 154-166.
Jonathan Fox. 2001. 'Two civilizations and ethnic conflict: Islam and the West.' Journal of Peace Research 38(4)

Jonathan Fox. 2003. 'State failure and the Clash of Civilizations: An examination of the magnitude and extent of domestic civilizational conflict from 1950 to 1996.' Australian Journal of Political Science 38(2): 195-213

Bruce Gilley. 2004. 'Against the concept of ethnic conflict.' Third World Quarterly 25(6): 1155-1166.
Daniel N. Posner. 2004. 'Measuring ethnic fractionalization in Africa.' AJPS 4894): 849-863.
Women's representation
Karen Bird. 2003. 'The political representation of women and ethnic minorities.' AMID paper
Ester Duflo. 2004. 'Why political reservations?'
Mona Lena Krook. 2003. 'Not all quotas are created equal.' ECPR paper

UNDP. 2000.  Women's political participation and good governance.

Civic society
Jan Dehley and Kenneth Newton. 2003. 'Who trusts? The origins of social trust in seven societies.' European Societies. 5(2)
Global Civil Society Yearbook 2003 Data appendices
General Resources
Hollis Catalogue
Access to further library research resources.
Statistical Resources on the Web/Political Science
University of Michigan list of links in political science.

Social Science Citation Index

        Perhaps THE most useful electronic database to identify

         relevant literature for your research projects. Needs sign-in.


       The website for more details about the statistical package and

       the down-loadable demo program

University Information Systems

       SPSS Grad Pack available to order from the Technology

       Products Center Catalogue. See also SPSS Grad Pack.

Data Resources
Global Barometer Surveys
Links to the global barometer surveys in Africa, East Asia, New Europe and Latinobaometro.
Harvard-MIT Data Center
THE main archive for locating and downloading machine-readable datasets at Harvard. Needs sign-in.
ICPSR Web Site
Access to an extensive archive of machine-readable datasets hosted at the University of Michigan. - Public Opinion Online
Mainly US public opinion
Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
Excellent searchable archive of public opinion survey questions and results, but mainly confined to United States and Latin America
International resources
ACE Project
The Administration and Cost of Elections project
CIA World Factbook 2001
Good reference guide to the basics about specific countries
Elections around the World
Excellent resource for election results and parties in all nations worldwide.
The European Union website including access to the Eurobarometer public opinion surveys in Western, Central and Easterm Europe.
Freedom in the World: Freedom House
Annual evaluations of the state of democracy around the world. See also for the annual report on press freedom.
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights watchdog Group
International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Excellent resource for elections including the electoral systems and recent results.
International IDEA
International IDEA hosts information about electoral systems, women and politics, voter turnout and deeprooted ethnic conflict, among other topics.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. See their annual report and statistical resources for the most affluent states worldwide.
Transparency International
The organization that tracks corruption worldwide with an annual report
United National Development Program
See especially for the UNDP World Development Report 2002
United Nations
The U.N. site provides basic information on the United Nations and its programs and links to some full text documents. It is also a good source for identifying useful print U.N. documents.
World Bank
The World Development Report 2003 and links to multiple reports and socioeconomic indicators
          For access to the latest online CDRom database at the Kennedy School library read instructions here
News Media
BBC News
This site carries streaming radio and video news programs in Realaudio format as well as constantly updated internationalnews and an extensive searchable index.
New York Times
Journal Resources
Access to full text articles in many political science journals
Proceedings Online
All the conference papers from the 2002 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, with searchable index to the latest research.
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