Retrieve Chronology of Constitutional Events DatasetSource:
Downloads the Chronology of Constitutional Events (CCE) Dataset to a temporary directory from the Comparative Constitutions Project website.
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The Chronology of Constitutional Events (CCE) is a narrowly focused offering containing annual country-year observations of generalized "constitutional events". There are 6 unique designations:
Non-Event (years without the above)
The limited scope of the CCE lends itself more to timeline visualizations or a quick reference, but could be helpful when used in conjunction with additional datasets or in other applications. CCE could also be used to derive quantitative metrics of constitutional stability similar to those included with version 2.0 of the Institutions and Elections Project.
Version 1.3 of the CCE dataset contains 20,429 observations and 6 variables. The include:
The numeric Correlates of War country code.
The CCE country name.
Year of observation.
CCE identification number for the constitutional system.
CCE identification number for the constitutional event.
CCE event type; see above.