Welcome to the Political Representation, Parties, and Presidents Survey (PREPPS)
PREPPS expands and combines previous efforts of measuring policy positioning (Wiesehomeier and Benoit, 2009) and democratic linkage mechanisms (Kitschelt 2013) in Latin American presidential systems using expert surveys. We are planning on implementing this new survey instrument during Spring 2018 and make the data available for public use as soon as possible.
Questions on policy positions include the general left-right dimension, the economic left-right, social policies, redistribution, foreign policy, and environmental policy, among others. Furthermore the project collects information on conditional exchange, party organization, and factions. The data therefore will allow for a comprehensive comparative assessment of policy dimensions for a large number of parties and presidents across 18 Latin American countries in conjunction with mechanisms of accountability and modes of competition. Stay tuned!