Rulers, Elections, and Irregular Governance (REIGN)
Rulers, Elections, and Irregular Governance (REIGN) is the most robust leader-month data capturing national electoral process and leadership change. REIGN was originally created by Curtis Bell, and for five years was operated by One Earth Future. As of August 2021, REIGN contained over 138,000 unique leader-month observations. The management of the project was transferred to the University of Central Florida in fall 2021, where it will be directed by Jonathan Powell. More details, and access to the data, can be found below.
- Political conditions in every sovereign state are updated monthly. Coverage starts in January 1950
- Includes information about more than 2,500 individual leaders in 201 different countries
- Provides new data about election announcements, delays, and outcomes
- Includes information about current conditions and scheduled future events, making it ideal for event forecasting
How to cite:
Bell, Curtis, Clayton Besaw, Matthew Frank. 2021. The Rulers, Elections, and Irregular Governance (REIGN) Dataset. Broomfield, CO: One Earth Future. Available at https://oefdatascience.github.io/REIGN.github.io/