The Manifesto Project provides the scientific community with parties’ policy positions derived from a content analysis of parties’ electoral manifestos. It covers over 1000 parties from 1945 until today in over 50 countries on five continents. The DFG-funded MARPOR project continues the work of the Manifesto Research Group (MRG) and the Comparative Manifestos Project (CMP). On this website you find the Manifesto Project Dataset containing the parties' policy preferences generated by the project. You also find coded and uncoded election manifestos of the parties in the dataset as well as information and links to many applications for the dataset, related projects and publications etc.
Coded manifestos available through the Manifesto Corpus: The Corpus publishes the digital codings on the quasi-sentence level the project has produced since 2009. It allows users to verify and check our codings, recode the data for their own purposes, create new subcategories, use them for automatic analysis, etc.
Release of manifestoR: an R packages facilitating use and access of the Manifesto Project Data.
Update 2015a available: It is the first dataset that reports data coded on the basis of the new category scheme. Check Version 5 of the coding instructions to learn more about the new category scheme. For everyone doing over time comparisons the dataset also reports the data aggregated into the old category scheme.
First data from South American countries published: This new dataset will provide data on South American parties and presidential candidates. So far it contains data from Argentina, Brazil and Chile, more countries and elections will follow.
Impressive recoding of a large part of our document collection/corpus in regard to parties' homeownership ideology. Published in the Socio-Economic Review https://doi.org/10.1093/ser/mwy030 https://t.co/LS1Tk8RxmU
Interesting analysis of Moroccan party manifestos by @SaadiaBoukraa using our coding methodology shows high similarities between Moroccan parties. https://saadiaboukraa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/MOROCCAN-POLITICS-Comparative-and-Spatial-Study-of-Leading-Parties%E2%80%99-Manifesto-of-2016.pdf
Our website is currently down. We are still trying to identify the problem and are hopefully soon back online. Sorry for the inconvenience.
It is #tutorialthursday ! Learn how to use #rstats package #quanteda (by @kenbenoit) with the Manifesto Corpus. #textasdata https://manifesto-project.wzb.eu/down/tutorials/quanteda https://t.co/IUK3RxrSa2
We are happy to advertise papers using our data presented at #EPSA2018 . Tag us, we retweet! Besides that: Happy conference!
A manifesto project delegation is at @uniofgothenburg to discuss future umbrella infrastructure to study elections in democracy. Is this the key to save electoral democracy in the world? https://t.co/SAfnM0se2C
Welcome Local Manifesto Project (by @MartinRGross & Michael Jankowski) to the family of manifesto projects. LMP collects party manifestos from local elections and has a great web app based on #rstats #shiny and #quanteda http://www.localpartymanifestos.de/ https://t.co/OFnbmTYXvY
It's #tutorialthursday again! Today, learn how to use our #rstats package manifestoR and the Manifesto Corpus together with great #tidytext packge (by @juliasilge) https://manifesto-project.wzb.eu/tutorials/tidymanifestocorpus https://t.co/AmPI5l4lec
Version 1.3 of our #rstats package manifestoR is now available on CRAN. New functions to access descriptions of the codes within R (by @poiofint). Major fix to mp_clarity https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/manifestoR/index.html https://t.co/7RnJyuzHHW
It's #tutorialthursday ! Today, you will learn how to make your first steps with our #rstats package manifestoR: https://manifesto-project.wzb.eu/down/tutorials/firststepsmanifestoR https://t.co/Tv6ogyOkia
looking forward to the #poltextincubatorconference (<- too long?) in Budapest that starts in an hour.
Looking forward to this meetup with cognitive systems scholars: https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/Cognitive-Systems/events/249099520/ #manifesto #nlp
Today, we decided to extend our data collections to elections on Tatooine, Alderaan, Hoth and Jakku. Please get in touch with us, if you have manifestos from these locations.
It's #tutorialthursday! Today, we shed some light on the mystery of subcategories in our dataset! https://manifesto-project.wzb.eu/tutorials/subcategories https://t.co/cR2D7hrVOO
we are hiring a student assistant. tasks: - support of development of technological infrastructure. requirements: - proficiency in a programming language (R, pyhton, ruby) https://www.wzb.eu/en/jobs/student-assistant-17 https://t.co/E9Dnei7qxU
Our second tutorial is online: "Working with the Manifesto Project Dataset". Some fundamentals on our data! Feedback and comments welcome! https://manifesto-project.wzb.eu/tutorials/main-dataset #tutorialthursday https://t.co/51UCdE16CK
"Can the online crowd match real expert judgments?" an experiment using Manifesto Corpus data. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1475-6765.12278 Spoiler: Answer is yes.
An article in the The Economist uses our data to illustrate how right-wing the US Republican party is: https://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21740748-it-will-not-easily-be-undone-presidents-takeover-his-party-near-complete https://t.co/ajy9AQmsGO
We are starting a tutorial series today! Today's tutorial is "A short primer on the Manifesto Project and its methodology". Expect a new tutorial (hopefully) every thursday. Comments and feedback very welcome! https://manifesto-project.wzb.eu/tutorials/primer #tutorialthursday https://t.co/4tse4EsZNa
Special issue on "The How's and Why's of Party Manifestos" in Party Politics. Worth reading! http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/ppqa/24/3
If you use any of the data you find on this website, please cite us. You find the correct citation for all datasets on all download pages. If you use the documents, please cite the Manifesto Corpus.