Together with Régis Dandoy I have edited a book on regional and national elections in thirteen Western European countries (Palgrave Macmillan 2013) and I have edited a book on regional and national elections in ten Eastern European countries (Palgrave Macmillan 2017). The two projects concern the analysis of regional election results in twenty-three European countries for the period 1945 until 2015. We have asked country experts to reflect upon regional voting patterns for national and regional elections in their respective countries. Each country chapter is accompanied by a country excel data file which can be downloaded from this website. The country excel files provide pre-formatted data on the five central dependent variables of the book: congruence between national and regional elections, congruence between national and regional governments, turnout in national and regional elections, vote share swings between national and regional elections, and regionalist party strength in national and regional elections. The excel data files are especially designed for scholars, students and practitioners who are not used to work with raw and large data files but who have some basic skills with Microsoft Office software.

Western Europe: [Austria] [Belgium] [Denmark] [France] [Germany] [Greece] [Italy] [Netherlands] [Norway] [Spain] [Sweden] [Switzerland] [United Kingdom]

You can read the introductionconclusion and the chapter on the Netherlands.

Eastern Europe: [Bosnia and Herzegovina] [Croatia] [Czech Republic] [Hungary] [Poland] [Romania] [Russia] [Serbia and Montenegro] [Slovakia] [Turkey]

You can read the introductionconclusion and the chapter on Russia.

Please consult the codebook before you start to use the data. You can also download the dataset and syntax file underlying the analyses presented in the introduction and conclusion of the book on Eastern Europe where regional electoral dynamics are compared between Eastern and Western European countries. 

Citation Western European country

Dandoy, Régis and Schakel, Arjan H. (eds) (2013) Regional and national elections in Western Europe. Territoriality of the vote in thirteen countries. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. [doi]

Citation Eastern European country

Schakel, Arjan H. (ed) (2017) Regional and national elections in Eastern Europe. Territoriality of the vote in ten countries. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. [doi