Category Archives: Comparative Politics

Authoritarian Regime Data

If anyone is interested in studying autocratic regimes, Milan Svolik’s datasets, from his (2012) book The Politics of Authoritarian Rule, are now available. The datasets include information on regimes, leaders, ruling coalitions, and institutions. Below, I include a link to the data. http://publish.illinois.edu/msvolik/the-politics-of-authoritarian-rule/Continue reading

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Considering the upcoming seminar on democracy and autocracy, I thought it would be good to mention that the University of Bern has a few comparative datasets on OECD and Post-Communist countries. University of Bern OECD and Post-Communist Data

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An interactive map of separatist Africa

Pretty nifty.  Check it out.

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A new dataset on pro-government militias

A new cool dataset here.  I’ll put the link on the datasets page as well.

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wbopendata module for Stata

For those using World Bank data in Stata, here is a nice module that allows you to directly access much of the data directly through the Stata interface. http://data.worldbank.org/news/accessing-world-bank-open-data-in-stata

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Paper idea for Americanists or Comparativists

I saw this post on BigThink yesterday and, well, it got me to thinking.  It shows the “best” and “worst” of each state; some category for which each state is the best in the nation, and some category for which … Continue reading

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ISA Calls for Papers

ISA just got over, but the next round of calls is coming up.  Some deadlines to be aware of: ISA Northeast (Nov. 4-5, Providence RI) – Call is May 20 ISA Midwest (Nov. 10-13, St. Louis MO) – Call is … Continue reading

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