demcon-logodemcon is designed to provide researchers and practitioners with brief literature reviews and programmatic access to several popular polity, democratic, institutional, and constitutional datasets. This package provides comparative context to the datasets in addition to documented functions that help users acquire, process, and visualize widely used political science datasets.

demcon currently offers either brief literature review or programmatic support for several popular political datasets:

  • Varieties of Democracy
  • Polity5
  • Freedom House's Freedom in the World
  • The Economists' Democracy Index
  • The Institutions and Elections Project
  • The Comparative Constitution Project
    • Characteristics of National Constitutions
    • Chronology of Constitutional Events
    • Constitute
  • cshapes

You can learn more about, or contribute to, demcon by visiting the package website or the GitLab repository.