The Project


The relational database provides detailed information about all legislative process taking place during the 1987-2015 period in Switzerland (see outputs tab).

The project was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (project no 100018_159370) and directed by Prof. Pascal Sciarini.

The data comes in several linked datasets. Part of the data was gathered by means of web scraping from the Swiss parliament website, the Federal administration website, the Parliamentary Services of the Federal Assembly, Bern and the Yearbook of International Organizations. Information about the pre-parliamentary (preparatory) phase was gathered by four coders on the basis of the reading of the report of the Federal Council or of the report of the legislative committee.