Welcome to the PPDB Project Home Page

The Political Party Database Project is a cross-national initiative to establish an online public database as a central source for key information about political party organization, party resources, leadership selection, and partisan political participation in many representative democracies.   The Party Statute Archive located elsewhere on this website is a resource assemble by our research team to assist students, scholars and practitioners. 


The anticipated release date for our first round of data is January 2017.  Round 1 data covers 122 parties in 19 countries.


Just published! An overview of the project and a summary of first results can be found in "Party Rules, Party Resources and the Politics of Parliamentary Democracies: How Parties Organize in the 21st Century", forthcoming December 2016 in Party Politics.  Free On-line first view available for a limited time at this link.

This project has been supported by funding from the following institutions and associations. We are grateful for their support.

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany)
  • Economic & Social Research Council (UK)
  • National Science Foundation (US)
  • Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation
  • European Consortium for Political Research – ECPR Research Sessions 2011
  • Israel Studies Collaborative (ISC) at the Schusterman Center for Jewis Studies, University of Texas at Austin
  • Levi Eshkol Institute for Social, Economic and Political Research
  • Heinrich Heine UniversityDüsseldorf --Party Research Institute (PRuF)
  • University of Houston – Small Grants Fund
  • University of Oslo – Småforsk (research fund)
  • University of Leiden
  • University of Sydney – International Program Development Fund