I have collected data on current and past parties’ and civil society organizations’ programmatic positions in several projects.
Ethnic Party Competition dataset (EPAC): Datasets in the field of ethnic politics often treat ethnic groups as unitary actors and do not differentiate between the positions of the organisations representing these groups. Datasets in the field of party politics measure the positions of political parties, yet mostly do not convincingly conceptualise an ethnonational (also called centre-periphery or territorial) dimension of competition. To close this gap, Christina Zuber and I conducted the EPAC expert survey on ethnonationalism in party competition in 2011 and 2017. It covers more than 210 parties in 22 multinational European countries. You found more information on EPAC here and here. The data is available here.
Habsburg Manifesto Dataset (HMD): Together with Phil J. Howe and Christina I. Zuber, I collected election manifestos and party programmes of Czech and German political parties for the elections in 1897, 1901, 1907 and 1911 in Imperial Austria. We developed a coding scheme following current coding schemes of party manifestos to measure party positions on 76 issue and 118 group categories. You find more information on the Habsburg Manifesto Dataset in this conference paper.
Framing Territorial Demands (FraTerr) dataset: Within the framework of the EU Horizon 2020 project “IMAJINE”, we compiled the FraTerr dataset that provides information on 61 regionalist parties’ and civil society organizations’ territorial demands and frames of these territorial demands in twelve regions across eight European states between 1990 and 2018. We measured regionalist parties’ and civil society organizations’ territorial demands and frames based on the qualitative coding of their programmatic documents. You find more information on the dataset in this article. The dataset can be downloaded here. We plan to update our dataset.