Government Declaration Dataset (GDDS)
The Government Declaration Dataset (GDDS) contains content analytical data from government declarations published by governments in ten West-European countries and Israel between 1945 and 1998 (the time frame is shorter for some countries). The government declarations have been coded according to the Manifesto Project Coding Instructions, the data can therefore easily be combined with the Manifesto Project’s main data set. The data was originally produced for Laver and Budge 1992 and first published with Budge et al. 2001 (see citations below).
When using the data set please cite both:
Ian Budge, Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Andrea Volkens, Judith Bara, and Eric Tanenbaum (2001). Mapping Policy Preferences. Estimates for Parties, Electors, and Governments 1945-1998. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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