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A. Data Sources
B. Centers, Institutes and Professional Associations

A. Data Sources

1. Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES)
The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES), situated at the University of Michigan, is a collaborative program of research among election study teams from around the world.

2. Comparative Candidates Survey (CCS)
The Comparative Candidate Survey (CCS) is a response to the growing number of candidate surveys in the Anglo-saxon world and beyond. The rational of the CCS is to harmonise these dispersed efforts and give them a cross-nationally comparable core.

3. Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA)
The central aim of the Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA) project is to produce a repository of detailed results - including votes received by each candidate/party, total votes cast, number of eligible voters, and seat figures where available - at a constituency level for the lower house legislative elections that have been conducted around the world.

4. Constituency-Level Elections Dataset (CLE)
The CLE dataset is the single largest dataset of constituency-level elections results around the world.

5. Eurobarometer
Since 1973, the European Commission has been monitoring the evolution of public opinion in the Member States, thus helping the preparation of texts, decision-making and the evaluation of its work. Surveys and studies address major topics concerning European citizenship: enlargement, social situation, health, culture, information technology, environment, the Euro, defence, etc.

6. European Election Studies
The European Election Studies (EES) are about electoral participation and voting behaviour in European Parliament elections, and include topics such as the evolution of an EU political community and a European public sphere, citizens' perceptions of and preferences about the EU political regime, and evaluations of EU political performance.

7. European Social Survey (ESS)
The European Social Survey (the ESS) is an academically-driven social survey designed to chart and explain the interaction between Europe's changing institutions and the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of its diverse populations.

8.  European Values Study (EVS)
The European Values Study is a large-scale, cross-national, and longitudinal survey research program on basic human values, initiated by the European Value Systems Study Group (EVSSG). Now, it is carried on in the setting of a foundation, using the name of the group: European Values Study (EVS).

9. European Voter Database
available at http://www.gesis.org
The purpose of the European Voter project is to systematically describe and explain the electoral changes that have occurred in a number of West-European countries in the second half of the twentieth century.

10. New Europe Barometer
The Centre for the Study of Public Policy and the Paul Lazarsfeld Society, Vienna, cooperated in launching a major multi-national survey, the New Democracies Barometer (NDB), to monitor the response of people caught up in the transformation of their polity, economy, society and often state boundaries too.

11. World Values Survey (WVS)

12. Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES)


B. Centers, Institutes and Professional Associations

1. Democracy, Citizens and Elections Research Network (DCERN)
DCERN is a multi-disciplinary network that unites scholars at Manchester and beyond, active in the study of democracy, citizen politics and elections.

2. ECPR Standing Group on the European Union
The Group was created in 1995 to promote co-ordination among political scientists interested in the blooming area of research on the European Union.

3. European Consortium for Political Research Home Page
The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) is an independent, scholarly association, which supports and encourages the training, research and cross-national cooperation of many thousands of academics and graduate students specialising in political science and all its sub-disciplines.

4. European Studies Association (EUSA)
The European Union Studies Association (EUSA) is the premier scholarly and professional association focusing on the European Union, the ongoing integration process, and transatlantic relations.

EPOP is a specialist group of the Political Studies Association of the UK, bringing together people interested in the study of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties.

6. APSA-Representation and Electoral Systems
The purposes of this section are to promote teaching and research in the areas of representation and electoral systems, and to encourage communication among persons interested in these fields within the Association and with related disciplines.

7. APSA-European Politics and Society
The section is devoted to scholars studying European politics, regardless of whether that work involves the study of politics at the local, national, and/or international level and regardless of whether it involves one or more countries in western Europe, or in central and eastern Europe, or in the European Union, or some combination of all of those.

8. APSA-Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior

The purpose of this section is to promote interest in teaching and research on elections, electoral behavior, public opinion, voting turnout, and political participation, both within the United States and in comparative perspective.

9. IPSA-EPC - Elections, Citizens and Parties

IPSA-ECP focuses on the analysis of elections and electoral systems, citizen activism, and political parties, within and across nation-states.


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