E L P R G
European Legislative Politics Research Group
Data on EU Legislative Politics
Positioning of national political parties on European Integration
(Leonard Ray, Gary Marks, Marco Steenbergen, Liebsbet Hooghe)
Expert survey on political parties, covering left-right placement and position on EU integration.
(Kenneth Benoit and Michael Laver)
Expert survey on political parties on left-right positions in 47 countries
Benoit, Kenneth and Michael Laver (2006):Party Policy in Modern Democracies, London:
Veen, Tim. Positions and salience in European Union politics. Estimation and validation of a new dataset. European Union Politics, Vol 12,
The Euromanifestos Project
Policy positions of political parties, electorates, and governments
(Party Manifesto Project)
Dataset which measures policy positions through content analysis of election programmes, parliamentary speeches and governmental policy statements.
Ian Budge et al. (2001), Mapping Policy Preferences. Estimates for Parties, electors, and Governments 1945-1998. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Strøm, K., W. Müller and T. Bergman (2008). Cabinets and Coalition Bargaining: The Democratic Life Cycle in Western Europe, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Datasets give figures on the election results of the EP election 2004 and electoral results of the previous national elections of the member states.
Data on European elections (PIREDEU)
Data on European elections (PIREDEU)
Roll Call Votes
The data sets includes roll call data from the first to the fifth European Parliament (1979-2004). It shows the voting behaviour of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for each electronically registered vote. It also displays the aggregated voting behaviour of MEPs using nominate scores. The data set does also indicate to which party group and to which national party delegation each MEPs belongs at the beginning of each legislative term.
Simon Hix, Abdul Noury and Gerard Roland (2006) 'Dimensions of Politics in the European Parliament', American Journal of Political Science, 50(2) 494-511.
EPRG conducted an on-line survey of the MEPs in the Sixth European Parliament (2004-09) in March-June 2006. The data from this survey and our survey of the Fifth European Parliament (1999-2004), which was conducted in October-December 2000, are available here for academic research purposes.
David Farrell, Simon Hix, Mark Johnson and Roger Scully (2006) 'EPRG 2000 and 2006 MEP Surveys Dataset'.
Hoyland, B. (2006). Allocation of Codecision Reports in the Fifth European Parliament , European Union Politics, 2006, Vol 7, Issue 1, p30-50
Extraction tool for Council voting records
Roll call votes for the Council, final decisions, 1994-98
Mattila, Mikko & Lane, Jan-Erik (2001): Why Unanimity in the Council? A Roll Call Analysis of Council Voting. European Union Politics 2: 31-52.
Roll call votes for the Council, final decisions, 1995-2000
Mattila, Mikko (2004): Contested Decisions - Empirical Analysis of Voting in the EU Council of Ministers. European Journal of Political Research 43(1): 29-50.
The Legislative Observatory of the European Parliament
Enables the user to search for all legislative and non-legislative documents that are dealt with in the European Parliament.
PreLex follows the major stages of the decision-making process between the Commission and the other institutions: stage of the procedure; decisions of the institutions; persons' names; services responsible; references of documents and monitors the works of the various institutions involved.
Combination of PreLex and CeLex database information. The combined data set includes variables, such as the applied legislative procedure, the voting rule in the Council and the sector specification.
Measures the policy positions of the member states, the Commission and the European Parliament on 70 legislative proposals adopted between 1999-2001.
Thomson et al. (2006). The European Union Decides. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
Adoption of parliamentary amendments in the European legislative decision-making process
On this page you can find data on legislation of the EU: laws that were passed under the cooperation procedure (152), the codecision procedure (79).
George Tsebelis, C. Jensen, A. Kalandrakis, and A. Kreppel (2001). “Legislative Procedures in the EU: An Empirical Analysis.” British Journal of Political Science 31: 573-99.
Calculators of Voting Power Indices: