MaxRange Historical World Regime Data 1789-2016

Historical World Regime Data 1789-2016: MaxRange is a new database that defines detailed political and democratic status for all sovereign and autonomous states monthly from 1789 to the present inclusive. The database contains data on 240 countries with over approximately 650.000 values.

Using an exclusive 100-point scale covering all forms of regime types in the world over the past 250 years, the database can be sorted according to level of democracy and political accountability. Each country data-point defines that country’s level of democracy, political institutional structure, and executive power or constraints at that month. Available at MaxRange, you will be able to perform your own studies and comparisons between countries and over time. Access to the online version of the MaxRange data costs USD 65, with additional costs for obtaining the data in excel format.

CASE is proud to partner with Max Range on this project and also offer a selection of research related to and utilizing this dataset.

"Political Institutions and Regimes since 1600: A New Historical Data Set," by Max Range and Mikael Sandberg 


Access to data/Powerpoint-versions of MaxRange