Contested Sovereignty: A Global Compilation of Sovereignty Referendums (1776-2012)

  • Fernando Mendez (Creator)
  • Micha Germann (Creator)
  • Nicolas Aubert (Researcher)



This dataset contains the data files, codebook and replication files for the paper, "Contested Sovereignty: Mapping Referendums on Sovereignty over Time and Space." It contains information on 602 sovereignty referendums from 1776–2012. The dataset uses an improved conceptualization and theory-driven typology to overcome issues of vagueness, inconsistent coding, ad hoc categorizations and incomplete coverage known to affect earlier datasets on this topic.
Date made available26 Jan 2016
PublisherHarvard Dataverse
Temporal coverage1776 - 2012
Geographical coverageGlobal

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