We would like to thank the following colleagues and institutions for supporting us in our endeavor:


Questionaire development:

A special thanks to Jennifer Pribble (University of Richmond) and Sara Niedzwiecki (UC Santa Cruz) for their work on the questions regarding the universalistic welfare state, Yanina Welp (University of Zurich) for her suggestions on the wording on direct citizen participation, and Kirk Hawkins (Brigham Young University) and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser for their feedback on discourse. Herbert Kitschelt graciously granted us permission to base our parts on exchange mechanisms and modes of party competition on the Democractic Accountability and Linkages Project. We are greatful to Bruno Bolognesi (Universidade Federal do Paraná) for his relentless support to get the Portuguese version into shape, and to Yaz García and Juhem Navarro-Rivera (Socioanalitica) for doing the same with the Spanish version.


Institutional support:

We would like to thank our own institutions for supporting this project. In Latin America we are fortunate to be able to count on the support of the Sociedad Argentina de Análisis Político (Argentina), the Associação Brasileira da Ciência Política (Brazil), the Asociación Colombiana de Ciencia Política (Colombia), the Asociación de Ciencia Política del Paraguay (Paraguay), and the Asociación Uruguaya de Ciencia Política (Uruguay).