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The Blondel/Thiébault data set

The data set covers Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta. Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, 1945 – 1984. The dataset includes biographical data on ministers, however, it does not include the dates of entry and resignation for each ministryship and not the reasons for resignation. Thus, the ministers are not connected to specific cabinets.

Download Dataset (SPSS-File, 428 KB), Codebook (Word-Document, 535 KB)