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Post-electoral Study of the Bundestag Elections 1998, 2002, 2005, and 2009

Project Management
Herrmann Schmitt (Universität Mannheim, 1998-2005); seit 2009 im Rahmen von GLES
Duration
1998 - unlimited
Funding
WZB and German Research Foundation (DFG)
Cooperations
In cooperation with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems.
German part


The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) is a collaborative program of research among election study teams from around the world. Participating countries include a common module of survey questions in their post-election studies. The resulting data are deposited along with voting, demographic, district and macro variables. The studies are then merged into a single, free, public dataset for use in comparative study and cross-level analysis.

The research agenda, questionnaires, and study design are developed by an international committee of leading scholars of electoral politics and political science. The design is implemented in each country by their foremost social scientists.