Regional Manifestos Project
The Regional Manifestos Project is a Spanish project funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and co-ordinated by Sonia Alonso (WZB) and Braulio Gómez (University of Deusto). We elaborate a dataset based on the content analysis of the electoral programs written for sub-national elections in Spain and UK (to be extended to other European countries in the future). We build on the existing Comparative Manifestos Project, hosted at the WZB and maintained by Andrea Volkens, but we have elaborated a new classification scheme adapted to multi-level states.
Alonso, S. (2012). “Devolution: A Credibility-Enhancing Strategy”, Estudios-Working Papers. Madrid: Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Ciencias Sociales, Instituto Juan March de Estudios e Investigaciones.
Alonso, S.; Gómez, B. & Cabeza, L (forthcoming 2013). “El Laberinto Autonómico”, Francisco Pallarès (ed.) Las elecciones Autonómicas 2008-2001. Madrid: CIS.
Alonso, S.; Gómez, B. & Cabeza, L. “Measuring Centre-Periphery Preferences: The Regional Manifestos Project", re-submitted to Regional & Federal Studies.
"Peripheral Parties in Spain and UK: Disentangling the “Nationalist” Issue Package", PSA Specialist Group Territorial Politics Biennal Conference. Brussels, 13-14 September 2012.
“Measuring Centre-Periphery Preferences: The Regional Manifestos Project”, Annual Meeting of the European Political Science Association. Berlin, 21-23 June 2012.
“Political Devolution: the Never-Ending Story?”, Internacional Conference The Ways of Federalism and the Horizons of Spanish State of Autonomies. Universidad del País Vasco. Bilbao, 19-21 October 2011.
"The Regional Manifestos Project”, University of Edinburgh, 17 May 2011.
“National Parties in Regional Elections: the case of Spain”, Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales. Madrid, 22 March 2011.