Euromanifesto Study 2009

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Research Design

The Euromanifestos Study 2009 was a module of the 2009 European Election Study PIREDEU. For this specific study year, 197 party manifestos collected ahead of the European elections 2009. The data contain coded versions of the party programs.

The content analysis of 197 Euromanifestos (party programmes) for the 2009 EP Elections from the EU countries and the European Groups was conducted. The Codebook includes the detailed list of coded Euromanifestos, the Coding Procedure, and the Euromanifestos Coding Scheme (EMCS). Euromanifestos coded by 30 coders from all member states of the European Union using a hierarchical classification scheme containing nine domains which are each subdivided into different categories and subcategories. The collection of manifestos intends to cover all relevant parties. In general, its representation in the national parliament indicates the relevance of a political party. The coded manifestos are archived in PDF and ASCII (UTF-8) format at MZES.

How to cite this data: Braun, Daniela; Mikhaylov, Slava; Schmitt, Hermann (2010): European Parliament Election Study 2009, Manifesto Study. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5057 Data file Version 1.0.0, doi:10.4232/1.10204


GESIS Data Archive

The Euromanifesto Study 2009 data and further information are available from the GESIS Data Archive for the Social Sciences