Measurement of International Authority (MIA)

The Measurement of International Authority (MIA) dataset on delegation and pooling for 76 international governmental organizations for 1950-2010 is now available online.

If you are planning to use the data or any of the documents posted here, please cite:

Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, Tobias Lenz, Jeanine Bezuijen, Besir Ceka, Svet Derderyan. 2017. Measuring International Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Table of contents 
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** When you download a data file, please save it on your hard disk before opening the file. Each data file is wrapped as a zip file.**

The zip files consist of three files: a) the MASTER dataset with raw data by IO-year for 374 coding variables (matrix=3295 x 374); b) do file to extract delegation and pooling variables; c) DP dataset with aggregate delegation and pooling variables, delegation and pooling by decision area, and delegation and pooling by decision stage (matrix=3295 x 19).

Delegation and pooling are crisp but abstract concepts. The scores produced in the Measure of International Authority (MIA) are akin to Lego blocks that summarize coherent ingredients of international governance that can be aggregated in different ways for different purposes. The aggregates set out in this chapter use an extensive number of observations, but with the minimum fuss. We wish to set out a valid measure that uses a wide range of information in a reasonably simple and transparent way. The first sections of this chapter set out how we aggregate scores for delegation. We then do the same for pooling. In the second part of this chapter, we briefly summarize delegation and pooling over time and across decision areas.

a) Appendix I: List of international organizations

b) Appendix II: Coding scheme used to produce codes in MASTER dataset

c) Appendix III: Tables with Delegation and Pooling by IO-year, decision area, decision stage, year