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table_name type name description comment
view_variable text table_name name of table in ParlGov database
view_variable text type type of data (text, integer, real, binary, date)  
view_variable text name name of variable in ParlGov database  
view_variable text description Information about this observation. This field should also include a short textual account of all information that is coded in the 'data_json' field.
view_variable text comment additional information about the coding of this observation
view_party text country_name_short three letter abbreviation of country -- iso alpha code
view_party text country_name name of country
view_party text party_name_short party abbreviation
view_party text party_name_english English name of party
view_party text party_name original name of party with native characters field may require a change of character encodings on your local computer
view_party text party_name_ascii original name of party without special characters (this one may be easier to handle with in statistical packages)
view_party text family_name_short party family abbreviation
view_party text family_name party family name
view_party real left_right 0--10 scale mean value in left/right dimension with data from Castles/Mair 1983, Huber/Inglehart 1995, Benoit/Laver 2006 and CHES 2010
view_party real state_market 0--10 scale mean value in 'regulation of the economy' dimension with data from Benoit/Laver 2006 and CHES 2010
view_party real liberty_authority 0--10 scale mean value in 'libertarian/authoritarian' dimension with data from Benoit/Laver 2006 and CHES 2010
view_party real eu_anti_pro 0--10 scale mean value in 'EU integration' dimension with data from Ray 1999, Benoit/Laver 2006 and CHES 2010 previously variable 'eu_pro_contra' in ParlGov 11/07
view_party integer cmp Comparative Manifestos Project (CMP) party ID (Budge ea. 2001; Klingemann ea. 2006)  
view_party integer euprofiler EU Profiler (Trechsel/Mair 2009) party ID  
view_party integer ees European Election Study (2009) party ID
view_party integer castles_mair Castles/Mair (1983) expert survey party ID -- combined from number of country and number of party entry in data table (pp. 75--83)  
view_party integer huber_inglehart Huber/Inglehart (1995) expert survey party ID -- combined from number of country and number of party entry in Appendix 2 (pp. 92--108)  
view_party integer ray Ray (1999) expert survey party ID -- combined country ID and party ID  
view_party integer benoit_laver Benoit/Laver (2006) expert survey party ID -- row number of first party entry in original data set  
view_party integer chess Chapel Hill expert survey series (CHESS) party ID (Hooghe ea. 2010; Marks/Steenbergen 2007)  
view_party integer country_id ParlGov unique identifier for each country. Other tables refer to this variable as 'country_id'.
view_party integer party_id party id
view_party integer family_id ParlGov unique party family identifier -- see table 'info_id' for a description
view_election text country_name_short three letter abbreviation of country -- iso alpha code
view_election text country_name name of country
view_election text election_type type of election -- 'parliament' or 'ep' election
view_election date election_date Date the election took place. If the election lasted for several days, we code the last date.
view_election real vote_share percentage of votes for a party  
view_election integer seats number of seats won by party Seats coded for alliance members if information available. Coded as 0 for parties that won no seats and as missing value for electoral alliances if seats are coded at the level of alliance members.
view_election integer seats_total total number of seats  
view_election text party_name_short party abbreviation  
view_election text party_name original name of party with native characters (this field may require a change of character encodings on your local computer)  
view_election text party_name_english English name of party  
view_election real left_right 0--10 scale mean value in left/right dimension with data from Castles/Mair 1983, Huber/Inglehart 1995, Benoit/Laver 2006 and CHES 2010
view_election integer country_id ParlGov unique identifier for each country. Other tables refer to this variable as 'country_id'.
view_election integer election_id ParlGov unique identifier for national and EP elections. Other tables refer to this variable as 'election_id'.
view_election integer previous_parliament_election_id 'election_id' of previous national parliament election in the country
view_election integer previous_cabinet_id 'cabinet_id' of incumbent government
view_election integer party_id ParlGov unique party identifier. Variable name 'id' in 'party' table and 'party_id' in all other tables.
view_cabinet text country_name_short three letter abbreviation of country -- iso alpha code
view_cabinet text country_name name of country
view_cabinet date election_date Date the election took place. If the election lasted for several days, we code the last date.
view_cabinet date start_date start of cabinet defined as the date of the first event that determines a new cabinet For some (continuation) caretaker cabinet, the date is set to election date.
view_cabinet text cabinet_name label/name of cabinet consisting of the family name of the prime minister and a roman numeral if he/she headed more than one cabinet (ascii characters only)  
view_cabinet binary caretaker caretaker cabinet with a limited legislative mandate: non-partisan, provisional, technical or continuation (tree month rule) cabinet
view_cabinet binary cabinet_party cabinet member vs. opposition party
view_cabinet binary prime_minister indicates if the party fills the prime minster position
view_cabinet integer seats number of seats in parliament In versions prior to ParlGov 11/07, the number of seats was based on seats won at the last election (table 'election_result'). It does now take into account changes in parliament -- see documentation for table 'viewcalc_parliament_composition'.
view_cabinet integer election_seats_total seats total in parliament
view_cabinet text party_name_short party abbreviation  
view_cabinet text party_name original name of party with native characters (this field may require a change of character encodings on your local computer)  
view_cabinet text party_name_english English name of party  
view_cabinet real left_right 0--10 scale mean value in left/right dimension with data from Castles/Mair 1983, Huber/Inglehart 1995, Benoit/Laver 2006 and CHES 2010
view_cabinet integer country_id ParlGov unique identifier for each country. Other tables refer to this variable as 'country_id'.
view_cabinet integer election_id ParlGov unique identifier for national and EP elections. Other tables refer to this variable as 'election_id'.
view_cabinet integer cabinet_id ParlGov unique identifier for each cabinet. Variable name 'id' in 'cabinet' table and 'cabinet_id' in all other tables.
view_cabinet integer previous_cabinet_id 'cabinet_id' of previous national cabinet in the country
view_cabinet integer party_id ParlGov unique party identifier. Variable name 'id' in 'party' table and 'party_id' in all other tables.
CREATE VIEW view_variable AS

SELECT
  tbl.name AS table_name,
  var.type AS type,
  var.name AS name,
  var.description AS description,
  var.comment AS comment

FROM info_variable var

INNER JOIN
    (SELECT * FROM info_table) tbl
    ON var.table_id = tbl.id

WHERE SUBSTR(tbl.name, 1, 5) ='view_'

ORDER BY tbl.name DESC, var.column_number ASC
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