The projects draws on a number of data sets that trace the issue agendas of different actors across several decades. They are all based on content coding of the issues on the agendas, making it possible to measure the amount of attention different issues receive on different agendas.
All datasets, except the radionews, are coded according to the Danish version of the Policy Agendas Codebook. A new version of this codebook was developed in 2013/2014 to match the international master codebook which has been developed.
All datasets therefore contain three topic codes: The first one is based on the old version of the codebook, which can be found here, The second one is based on the new version, which can be found here. The third one is based on the international master, CAP, codebook.
The data on parliamentary activities, opening and clothing speeches as well as party manifestos have recently been updated untill 2013. Access to the updated datafiles may be possible depending on the research purpose.
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Parliamentary activities: This dataset contains the content of all parliamentary activities in the Danish parliament. The data report can be found here.
Opening speech of the Prime Minister: Each year when parliament opens - the first Tuesday in October - the prime minister gives an opening speech in parliament. This dataset contains all speeches from 1953 to 2008.
Closing speeches by the Prime Minister: Every year since 1979, the Prime Minister opens the final session of the parliament before its summer break with a speech on the state of the country. The dataset contains content coding of all speeches from 1979 to 2006.
Party manifestos: The international party manifestos dataset is well-known and we have recoded the Danish manifestos using the coding scheme of this project. Manifestos from 1953 to 2007 have been coded.
Radio news: This dataset contains content coding of all radio news at 12 am and 6:30 pm from 1984 to 2003 and from january 2006 to august 2006. It also contains coding of which actors were present in the news. Finally, the news for part of the period have beeen coded with regard to whether it focus on substance or process.