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Study Report

Study Number: SC-505-003-1-1-International-ICPSR-1800

Subject Area: Social Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Polity III: regime type and political authority, 1800-1994.  [machine-readable data file] / Jaggers, Keith  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6695

Date Accessioned: 10/31/1996

Comments: Received from ICPSR on periodic release CD-ROM, 96002 (DP7053) and 96003 (DP7136).

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 10/31/1996

Documentation: Machine-readable only under study directory on CD-ROM.

Abstract: This dataset, a modified and updated version of POLITY II: POLITICAL STRUCTURES AND REGIME CHANGE, 1800-1986 (ICPSR 9263), focuses on indicators of political authority and regime type for 177 members of the international system. Variables include two indicators of regime type (autocracy and democracy) and eight indicators of political authority (regulation of executive recruitment, competitiveness of executive recruitment, openness of executive recruitment, monocratism, constraints on the chief executive, regulation of political participation, competitiveness of political participation, and centralization of state authority). Political characteristics were derived from a wide variety of historical and contemporary sources, including Banks, Arthur S. CROSS-NATIONAL TIME SERIES DATA. Binghamton, NY: State University of New York, Center for Comparative Political Research, 1986. Fiscal data were culled from the following sources: (1) Mitchell, B.R. EUROPEAN HISTORICAL STATISTICS, 1750-1970. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1976, (2) Mitchell, B.R. INTERNATIONAL HISTORICAL STATISTICS: AFRICA AND ASIA. New York, NY: New York University Press, 1982, (3) Mitchell, B.R. INTERNATIONAL HISTORICAL STATISTICS: THE AMERICAS AND AUSTRALASIA. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Company, 1983, and (4) THE EUROPA YEARBOOK: A WORLD SURVEY. London: Europa Publications Limited, annual (1969-1988).

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