Replication material

We are building datasets:

  • The DISINTEGRATION project is currently developing IOParlspeech, a dataset of statements on 78 international organizations (IOs) in the parliamentary debates of six countries (USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Germany, Austria). The dataset covers 1990 to 2018. It will be used to test theories of when, why, and how international cooperation becomes politicised in domestic politics.
  • The DISINTEGRATION project has built up an EU News Corpus – a database consisting of 1.8 mio news articles on the EU the most widely circulated daily and weekly newspapers in ten European countries (Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany», Italy, Ireland, Poland, the Netherlands, and Spain) as well as 500’000 articles from major newswires (AP, AFP, Reuters). The dataset covers the time-period 2000-2021. From this corpus, the project extracts information on party positions towards EU-integration via manual coding and automated text analysis. These derived measures will be published as part of the project’s data dissemination strategy.
  • The project is also building up a second News Corpus on International Cooperation. As with the EU News Corpus, derived data will be made available by the project.