EXCEPTIUS dataset v1.0



The current codebook for the 1st wave EXCEPTIUS project dataset (v.1.0) tracks all exceptional measures in the field of democratic governance/ human rights and international cooperation issued by national authorities in European Union (EU) countries (including UK and Switzerland, excluding Iceland) in order to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic from January to June 2020. The dataset also provides data on the implementation modalities of such measures. The data collection started in September 2020; since then, the codebook was revised twice due to the increasing complexity and granularity of the measures that countries had been implementing. The current version of the codebook is v.3.2. Note that new categories were added to several existing variables (subtypevents) over time; all of them are included in the current version. Numerous new variables and categories require back-coding, the process of which is ongoing.
Date made available27-Jan-2022
Temporal coverage1-Jan-2020 - 30-Jun-2020

Keywords on Datasets

  • COVID-19
  • state of emergency
  • legislation
  • content analysis

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