The Genealogy of Western Parties

Stephanie Mudge is an assistant professor of sociology. Her project, which involves working with the Historical Parties Database, was awarded an ISS Individual Research Grant in 2016. She provided this update in July 2017.

How did this project come about? What inspired it?

It is a follow-up on previous research.

How has it progressed since you received an ISS Individual Research Grant?

I hired a research assistant to complete party birth and death information in the Historical Parties Database. She completed a first round of data entry for 23 countries.

What notable or surprising findings can you share at this point?

I have not completed my analysis of the data yet. I would be happy to share the results when I do. 

What is the next step?

To clean the data and generate historical descriptives. I hope to publish an article in the coming year.

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