research data . Dataset . 2011

Relative Political Capacity Dataset (Version 2.4) August 2020

Fisunoglu, Ali; Kyungkook Kang; Arbetman-Rabinowitz, Marina; Kugler, Jacek;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: Harvard Dataverse
The TRC project produces an ongoing cross-sectional, time-series dataset for 204 countries that is currently updated from 1960 to 2018. The Relative Political Capacity (RPC) dataset measures governments' ability to extract economic resources from that population, reach and mobilize their population, and allocate those resources to pursue desired policies. Governments seek to secure the long-term survival of the political structure and optimize socio-economic growth. Four interrelated measures of political performance are produced to capture those different elements: 1 Relative Political Extraction (RPE) captures the ability of governments to extract resources to...
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