The data on regionalist parties comprise electoral strength for regionalist parties in national and regional elections and ideological positions on the centre-periphery, left-right and European integration dimensions of political competition for the period 1945-2010.

 

Electoral strength

This dataset provides total regionalist party strength for 227 regionalist parties competing regional and national elections in 329 regions in 18 countries between 1944 and 2010. Here you can download data for national and regional elections and a legend. More detail on the identification of regionalist parties, coding schemes on ideological positions, secondary literature and websites which we consulted to code parties, and so forth, is provided in the appendix.

Citation

Massetti, Emanuele and Schakel, Arjan H. (2016) "Between autonomy and secession: decentralization and regionalist party ideological radicalism," Party Politics 22 (1): 59-79. [doi] [pdf] [appendix]

 

Ideology scores

This dataset provides ideology scores and vote and seat shares for 77 regionalist parties competing in regional and national in 11 countries between 1945 and 2010. Here are the links for Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and a legend. More detail on the identification of regionalist parties, coding schemes on ideological positions, secondary literature and websites which we consulted to code parties, and so forth, is provided in the publications and their appendices. Please note that the preferred citation depends on the type of ideology scores you are using.

Dimension     Classification     Citation
Centre-periphery     Two-fold: 0 = autonomist, 1 = secessionist     Massetti and Schakel (2013)
      Four-fold: 1 = protectionist to 4 = separationist     Massetti and Schakel (2016a)
Left-right     Two-fold: 0 = left, 1 = right     Massetti and Schakel (2015)
      Six-fold: 1 = radical left to 6 = radical right     Massetti and Schakel (2015)
European integration     Three-fold: 1 = Eurosceptic, 2 = integrationist, 3 = federalist     Massetti and Schakel (2016b)

 

Massetti, Emanuele and Schakel, Arjan H. (2013) "Ideology matters: why decentralization has a differentiated effect on regionalist parties' fortunes in Western democracies," European Journal of Political Research 52 (6): 797-821. [doi] [pdf] [appendix]

Massetti, Emanuele and Schakel, Arjan H. (2015) "From class to region: How regionalist parties link (and subsume) left-right into centre-periphery politics," Party Politics 21 (6): 866-886. [doi] [pdf]

Massetti, Emanuele and Schakel, Arjan H. (2016a) "Between autonomy and secession: decentralization and regionalist party ideological radicalism," Party Politics 22 (1): 59-79. [doi] [pdf] [appendix]

Massetti, Emanuele and Arjan H. Schakel (2016) "Buying support for Europe: the impact of cohesion funds on regionalist parties' positions on European integration" in Simona Piattoni and Laura Polverari (eds.) Handbook on cohesion policy in the EU, pp. 217-229. Cheltenham: Edgar Elgar. [link] [pdf]