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Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) is an ongoing collaborative program of crossnational research among national election studies designed to advance the understanding of electoral behavior across polities. The data project, which is being carried out in over 50 consolidated and emerging democracies, was coordinated by social scientists from around the world who cooperated to specify the research agenda, the study design, and the micro- and macro-level data that native teams of researchers collected within each polity. Participating countries vary for each topical module. Studies in this series include comprises data from surveys conducted during 1996-1998 in Argentina, Australia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine, and the United States. data from surveys conducted during 1996-1998 in Argentina, Australia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine, and the United States.The format includes a common questionnaire module and background (demographic) characteristics of respondents, coded to agreed-upon standards. Every survey includes questions about general attitudes toward Measures included in the study focus on three main issues: the impact of electoral institutions, with questions about parliamentary versus presidential systems of government, (2) the nature of political and social cleavages and alignments, and (3) the evaluation of democratic institutions and processes. Additionally, data were collected on voter turnout, voter choice, and respondents' age, sex, education, employment, and income.

Please see the CSES Web site for additional information about these surveys and other materials about the project.

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2014
Beauregard, Katrine . Gender, political participation and electoral systems: A cross-national analysis. European Journal of Political Research.
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2014
Dassonneville, Ruth,  Dejaeghere, Yves . Bridging the ideological space: A cross-national analysis of the distance of party switching. European Journal of Political Research.
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2014
Gingrich, Jane . Visibility, values, and voters: The informational role of the welfare state. Journal of Politics. 76, (2), 565-580.
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2014
Lefkofridi, Zoe,  Giger, Nathalie,  Gallego, Aina . Electoral participation in pursuit of policy representation: Ideological congruence and voter turnout. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties.
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2013
Borooah, Vani K.,  Katos, Anastasios B.,  Katsouli, Eleni . Inter-country differences in voter satisfaction with the democratic process: A study of world elections. Public Choice. 157, (3-4), 569-584.
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2013
Jansen, Giedo,  Evans, Geoffrey,  Graaf, Nan Dirk de . Class voting and Left?Right party positions: A comparative study of 15 Western democracies, 1960?2005. Social Science Research. 42, (2), 376-400.
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2013
Powell, G. Bingham Jr. . Representation in context: Election laws and ideological congruence between citizens and governments. Perspectives on Politics. 11, (1), 9-21.
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2013
Singh, Shane,  Thornton, Judd . Compulsory voting and the dynamics of partisan identification. European Journal of Political Research. 52, (2), 188-211.
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2013
de Vries, Catherine E.,  Giger, Nathalie . Holding governments accountable? Individual heterogeneity in performance voting. European Journal of Political Research.
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2012
Anderson, Christopher J.,  Beramendi, Pablo . Left parties, poor voters, and electoral participation in advanced industrial societies. Comparative Political Studies. 45, (6), 714-746.
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