Global Leadership Project - "Country Profile: Portugal"

Project Title:
Global Leadership Project - "Country Profile: Portugal"

Start and End of Project
2010 - Ongoing

Chief Investigator:
Isabel David

Research Team:

Researcher Name
Institutional Afiliation
John Gerring Boston University
Erzen Oncel Boston University
Philip Keefer The World Bank
Kevin Morrison University of Pittsburgh
Isabel David CAPP/ IO /ISCSP

 

Funding Entity:

Entity Institutional Afiliation
Kirk Radke Boston University
The Clinton Global Initiative --
World Bank --
The Frederick S. Pardee Center Boston University
Cornell University --


Website:
http://globalleadershipproject.org


Summary:

The Global Leadership Project (GLP) provides data on government leaders throughout the world - including legislators, members of the executive branch, members of the judiciary, and other decisionmakers whose power may be formal or informal. The database currently covers 160 countries and will eventually include virtually every sizeable country in the world.
The Global Leadership Project (GLP) sheds light on problems of governance by collecting information about the attributes of leaders around the world, recorded at the individual level. Leaders (aka elites) include legislators, members of the executive branch, members of the judiciary, and other decision makers whose power may be formal or informal. Data, collected through an extensive questionnaire, will cover every sizeable country in the world – a total of 170 sovereign and semi-sovereign nation-states at the present time. When completed, the dataset will encompass roughly 40,000 leaders, each of which is coded along 32 parameters, producing approximately 1.3 million matrix cells.
GLP is the only comprehensive dataset containing individual-level information on political elites across the world. It is likely to serve as a fundamental resource for policymakers, researchers, and citizens as it provides the basis for accurate and precise comparisons within countries, across countries, and across regions. (Eventually, if the project is continued, it will also allow for comparisons through time.)
In this proposal we discuss the motivation for GLP, the core elements of the project, its current status, and future development.

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