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Comparative Political Data
Comprehensive directory to datasets and sources commonly used by political science students.
Scroll down to paper: Aid, Policies and Growth, with David Dollar. American Economic Review 90(4), 2000, 847-68 -- Dataset for this paper includes measures for institutional quality, ethnic fractionalization, government consumption of GDP, more.
Links to datasets produced by the CSP to research conflict including Forcibly Displaced Populations, Major Episodes of Political Violence, Political Instability Task Force-State Failure Problem Set, Polity IV, and Coups d'Etats.
From Arthur S. Banks, to quantify variables covered in Stateman's Yearbook. Over 200 indicators spanning 200 countries, some dating to 1815. Variables cover trade, conflict, infrastructure, expenditure, more.
Macro time series, micro time series, government finance, and social indicators including ethnic fractionalization, party fractionalization, regime changes, and fixed factors. 1960-99. Easterly and Yu.
"The Nonviolent and Violent Campaigns and Outcomes (NAVCO) Data Project is a multi-level data collection effort that catalogues major nonviolent and violent resistance campaigns around the globe from 1900-2011."
Peace Agreements collection, Truth Commissions collection, and Oral Histories Project Collection. Full text of peace agreements since 1989, decrees establishing truth commissions, and interviews with stability workers.