Varieties of Indoctrination (with A. Neundorf et al.)

The Varieties of Indoctrination (V-Indoc) dataset is a global dataset on the politicization of education and the media, which is created using the V-Dem infrastructure and draws on the information provided by 760 country experts. The dataset offers unrivaled coverage of 160 countries from 1945-2021, and presents a wide array of unique indices and indicators on indoctrination efforts in education and the media. The data should facilitate richer and more expansive empirical examinations of the causes and consequences of indoctrination around the world and over time. In addition to our own original data, we further provide harmonised variables for existing education and media data (e.g. World Bank, UNESCO) to provide the most comprehensive data on these topics.

Access the dataset HERE. A Shiny app that co-developed for exploring and visualizing the dataset can be seen HERE.

Party Nationalization Measures (with K. Kollman et al.)

This dataset uses the Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA) data to generate the effective number of parties as well as several measures of party and party system nationalization that are described in the political science literature. We present these data in three separate datasets that represent different levels of aggregation—the national level, the party level, and the constituency level—for both the lower and upper chambers.

Access the dataset HERE.

Party System Institutionalization Scores (in progress)

This dataset presents a novel measure of party system institutionalization constructed using a Bayesian latent variable measurement model for 96 post-WWII democracies. It also calculates and/or provides other existing measures of party system institutionalization. The dataset should enable researchers to examine the causes and consequences of party system institutionalization in democracies using a variety of different measures of the concept.