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The Dutch Parliamentary Behaviour Dataset

Political scientists Tom Louwerse, Simon Otjes and Cynthia van Vonno introduce the Dutch Parliamentary Behaviour Dataset, a record of parliamentary (voting) behaviour in the Dutch Tweede Kamer (Second Chamber, House of Representatives) since 1945. The Dutch Parliament was often excluded from past comparative work on legislative (voting) behaviour because behavioural data were not available in an accessible format. By digitizing the parliamentary archives and compiling the data in a structured format, they have created a comparatively rich dataset, that is made publically accessible for other researchers.

Tom Louwerse, Simon Otjes & Cynthia van Vonno
09 February 2017
Acta Politica
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