Prepared for The New Populism, a project with The Guardian, this dataset measures the populist discourse of presidents and prime ministers from 40 countries around the globe between 2000 and 2018. Data points consist of a single average score for each term of the executive. Data were produced through holistic grading of political speeches. Compiled from previous datasets and from a new round of coding in the fall of 2018. Please cite the data as follows: Hawkins, Kirk A., Rosario Aguilar, Erin Jenne, Bojana Kocijan, Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, Bruno Castanho Silva. 2019. Global Populism Database: Populism Dataset for Leaders 1.0.
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