Roll-Call Votes in the German Bundestag: A New Dataset, 1949–2013

Faculty/Professorship: Comparative Politics  ; Empirical Political Science  
Author(s): Sieberer, Ulrich  ; Saalfeld, Thomas  ; Bergmann, Henning ; Ohmura, Tamaki; Bailer, Stefanie
Title of the Journal: British Journal of Political Science
ISSN: 0007-1234
Publisher Information: London : Cambridge Univ. Press
Year of publication: 2018
Issue: First View Published online: 07 December 2018
Pages: 9 ; Online-Ressource
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1017/S0007123418000406
This research note introduces and describes new datasets covering all roll call votes (RCVs) taken in the German Bundestag from 1949 to 2013 and crucial contextual data on characteristics of the voting Members of the Bundestag (MPs) and the RCVs taken. The data cover almost 2,000 RCVs, more than 3,500 MPs and about 1,100,000 individual voting decisions. The data make the German case accessible for comparative roll call analysis and allow systematic longitudinal analyses of various research questions regarding legislative behavior in the Bundestag, some of which we briefly discuss in the concluding section.
Keywords: Bundestag, roll-call votes, parliamentary party groups
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Article
Year of publication: 18. December 2018