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.
Check out our homepage (https://manifesto-project.wzb.eu/) and the release notes (https://manifesto-project.wzb.eu/down/data/2019a/codebooks/release_notes_MPDS2019a.pdf) for more information.
Added elections: SWE 2019 ISL 2016 BEL 2014 ITA 2018 NZL 2017 TUR 2018 LTU 2016 MKD 2016 SVN 2016
Great news! Congratulations! Looking forward to having one of our Steering Group members so close by. 👏 https://twitter.com/ThomasMMeyer/status/1153345373768945665
The @nytimes uses @manifesto_proj data to show how the positions of Republicans and Democrats evolved over time. Strikingly, the Republican Party under Trump is on a par with some West European radical right parties according to its programmatic profile.
See @ThomasMMeyer's great thread summing up the article.
Noch keine Pläne für Freitag Abend? Wir hätten da was: Erst Wissenschaft, dann Party! https://twitter.com/WZB_Democracy/status/1116383709693919233
Our server (website and API) will be down for maintenance on the 8th of April for a maximum of 3 days. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Using @manifesto_proj data, @MarcHooghe, @r_dassonneville & @jennifer_oser examine the responsiveness of parliaments and governments to public opinion. With interesting implications for redistributive policies in 21 OECD countries. https://twitter.com/PolStudies/status/1110187151692582912
How are election programmes implemented in coalition agreements? @HeikeKluever and @HannaEBack contribute to this question by using a new data set based on a comprehensive content analysis of government agreements and @manifesto_proj data.
The Manifesto Project User Conference is starting today! We look forward too exciting presentations and discussions on Computerized Text Analysis, Populism, Party Ideology and much more! Check out: https://tinyurl.com/yy82r2kl #manifestoconf
Does party system dimensionality affect voters’ satisfaction with democracy? @inert_emergence and @bpberta answer this question in their new article using @manifesto_proj and @ESS_Survey data: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1354068818823687
For all lovers of #rstats (and those who want to become one): check this out! https://twitter.com/DToshkov/status/1090902742355329024
Our server (website and api) will be down for maintenance on the 19th, 20th or 21st for maximum 24 hours. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Check out this new database where MARPOR-Fellow Sven Regel and Holger Döring (@ParlGov) gather all important informations from 26 datasets (including @manifesto_proj) about political parties. http://partyfacts.org https://twitter.com/MattGrossmann/status/1083560158431723520
Christmas Present #1:
The (preliminary) program for our Manifesto Project User Conference 2019 is now online. Check it out and register until February 25th: https://manifesto-project.wzb.eu/conference-2019
This new article by @DrNJAllen makes use of a pre-release of our data. Good news for all of you who can't wait to work with @manifesto_proj data: the update with UK 2017 data (and many more elections) will be out before Christmas. Stay tuned! https://twitter.com/DrNJAllen/status/1073500141808685056
Monday morning service post:
It's only six more days until the deadline for the #CallforPaper for our @manifesto_proj #userconference in March 2019.
Start your week right and send us an abstract, we are looking forward to it!
More infos here: https://manifesto-project.wzb.eu/conference-2019 https://t.co/jE5JNaBHbI
Sometimes less is more? @manifesto_proj fellow Theres Matthieß has examined the performance of both majority & minority governments in NRW and shows that the latter put fewer pledges in their coalition agreement, but fulfill as many as majority coalitions. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09644008.2018.1528235 https://t.co/7W9hsRmfrR
How do parties' issue emphasis and the positions they take vary on multiple political levels? Daniela Braun and Hermann Schmitt answer this question in their new article using both our and the Euromanifesto data. Spoiler: Parties behave quite sincerely. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1354068818805248 https://t.co/si0ngHmDVg
#CfP for our @manifesto_proj User Conference in March 2019 with keynote by @PatrickDiamond1 is out now! Deadline for Abstracts: 18.11.18 For more infos see: htpps://manifesto-project.wzb.eu/conference-2019 https://t.co/wOZSwxNi1t
“Therefore, a subjective or hermeneutic step is still required to be taken to adapt automated computer-assisted analyses to text classification.” (Kyoyo Shogaku Kenkyu) Anyone with hermeneutic alias Japanese skills who can tell us what is actually done with our data in the paper? https://t.co/oiIQjH9eQk
"Ein Forschungsgegestand spricht zu seinen Forschern". So beginnt der Bundespräsident #Steinmeier seine Rede am zweiten Tag der #dvpw18 und verweist auf die doch eher überschaubare Literatur zu seinem Amt. https://t.co/HEQRoXc6Ls
In his new article "The politics of social spending after the Great Recession: The return of partisan policy making" @TheLMSavage is using our data to show the increasing salience of Left-Right issues after 2008. Read more here: https://doi.org/10.1111/gove.12354 https://t.co/qdHA3pskd0
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.