Funded mainly by a grant from the German Research Foundation, the Euromanifestos Study 1979 – 2004 coded and collected 588 out of the 708 existing manifestos of the relevant parties issued ahead of the European elections from 1979 to 2004.
The Codebook includes the detailed list of coded Euromanifestos, the Euromanifestos Coding Scheme (EMCS), Euromanifesto Coding Instructions, additional information provided by coders and a description of the Euromanifestos dataset. The collection of manifestos aimed at covering all relevant parties in the member countries. In general, representation in the national parliament identifies the relevance of a political party. The coded manifestos are archived in PDF and ASCII (UTF-8) format at the MZES.
How to cite this data: Schmitt, Hermann; Wüst, Andreas M. (2012): Euromanifestos Project (EMP) 1979 – 2004. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4457 Data file Version 1.0.0, doi:10.4232/1.44