Regime Legitimation Strategies (RLS) 1900 to 2018

  title={Regime Legitimation Strategies (RLS) 1900 to 2018},
  author={Marcus Tannenberg and Michael Bernhard and Johannes Gerschewski and Anna L{\"u}hrmann and Christian von Soest},
  journal={SSRN Electronic Journal},
In this paper we introduce new expert-coded measures of regime legitimation strategies for 179 countries in the world from 1900 up until 2018 that are comparable across time and space. Country experts have rated the extent to which the government promotes or references its performance, the person of the leader, rational-legality, and ideology in order to justify the regime in place. With regards to ideology, the experts are further asked to categorize the ideology of the regime as nationalist… 
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