Autocratic Regime Data

2015 APSA Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Data Set Award winner

Top-10 most cited articles published in Perspectives on Politics since 2003

Article   Barbara Geddes, Joseph Wright, and Erica Frantz. 2014. “Autocratic Breakdown and Regime Transitions: A New Data Set.” Perspectives on Politics 12(2): 313-331  Arabic translation

Code Book  coding rules; narratives of the historical events that constitute autocratic regime failures and starts; list of sources used to code data; comparison with alternative democracy data set

Autocratic regimes  start/end dates, regime types, level of violence during regime failure event, categorization of regime failure events

All political regimes  typology of autocracies and non-autocracies (including democracies)


This project is supported by the National Science Foundation BCS-0904478 and BCS-0904463