Jefferey M. Sellers, Department of Political Science



Data and supplemental materials


Local Linkages project:

Qualitative ratings employed in this project utilize formal legal texts, government documents, secondary literature and in some cases
international NGO ratings. Each such rating is explained in detail with reference to specific sources in a supplementary working paper.

For "Decentralization, Local Government and the Welfare State", this supporting document contains ratings for 1995 for 21 developed
countries. For the book manuscript entitled "Multilevel Local Linkages, Civil Society and the Democratic State", corresponding
docmentation will contain ratings for 2005, along with detailed sources and tabulations of civic membership and active participation
in a total of 43 developed and developing countries.

"Comparing Local Government in Developed Democracy: Selected Indicators " (Working Paper 2006) (including documentation and
citations for "Decentralization, Local Government and the Welfare State")).


The Political Ecology of the Metropolis (ECPR Press, 2013):

Web appendix, with supplementary regression tables as cited in the volume for French, German, Spanish and concluding chapters.

The dataset includes primary turnout and partisanship data assembled by the research team for eleven countries (United States,
Canada, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, the Czech Republic, Poland and Israeil. For most countries
this data was made available in a compiled format for the first time for this study. For the United States, the electoral datset was
constructed based on data from state, county and municipal elections offices in sixteen states. Data is available on request for
the United States and most other countries in the dataset, for replication or further analysis. Please contact


Urban Environmental Governance project:

"Understanding the dynamics of urban form: A comparison of Chinese and Indian cases", Computers, Environment and Urban
(revise and resubmit).

Urban metrics derived from Landsat remote sensing images for 20 Chinese and Indian cities from 1970s to 2000s to be made available
on publication.














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