[ddj] Politician data tools/sites
matthew.linares at opendemocracy.net
Tue Aug 11 10:26:39 UTC 2015
Thanks to everyone who has replied. There's so much excellent stuff going
on, it's great to see it all.
I wonder if anyone has written up a review of the field and how
developments are being harmonised. I'm glad to see projects like poplus
aiming to reduce redundancy. I'd love to work out what the best and most
flexible tools are.
Please do send over anything else relevant, including any contacts of
developers working of with experience in this field.
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On 10 August 2015 at 06:45, Andrea Nelson Mauro <
andrea.nelson.mauro at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> for the Italian side we have some cases of interest:
> - Openpolis <http://openpolis.it> first: they work since 2007, absolutely
> pioneers not only in Italy and EU (I think). What they do:
> - tracking the *Parliament debate* before and after the vote of every
> single law/framework with OpenParlamento
> <http://www.openparlamento.it/> (even though data for Italian
> parliament are widely in open and linked formats thanks to
> dati.camera.it and dati.senato.it)
> - tracking *politician programmes*: by doing quizzes, you might
> understand which party you could vote (here's an example per European
> elections in 2014 <http://europee2014.voisietequi.it/>
> - tracking every decision/change of politicians who jump to new
> parties (check this post with stats
> and their activities (who do more, who do less), check the live toplist
> - Other team of interest is this one behind Pagella Politica
> <https://pagellapolitica.it/>: they do an everyday-factchecking of
> politician statements.
> - You may take a look also to both Termometro Politico
> <http://www.termometropolitico.it/> and YouTrend <http://www.youtrend.it/>:
> they do similar, essentially to watch polls and results of elections.
> 2015-08-10 5:41 GMT+02:00 Fernando Cabigao <fernando.cabigao at gmail.com>:
>> Hi Matthew,
>> You may want to check http://moneypolitics.pcij.org. It focuses on
>> Philippine politicians' wealth, election campaign finances, the use of
>> public funds, and socio-economic data.
>> Fernando Cabigao Jr.
>> *Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism*
>> On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM, Matthew Linares <
>> matthew.linares at opendemocracy.net> wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> I am looking for a few things which I think people here may know about.
>>> Any leads will be most appreciated!
>>> 1) Good examples of platforms collating data on politicians (or
>>> structurally similar subjects), particularly where those platforms enable
>>> search and complex querying of the data. theyworkforyou
>>> <http://www.theyworkforyou.com>, popit <http://popit.poplus.org/> (not
>>> actively developed) are examples I know of, but I'm looking for best in
>>> class projects from across the world, both active and otherwise, open and
>>> closed source.
>>> 2) Anyone know why popit is no longer actively developed?
>>> 3) Developers and others involved in the making, maintenance or analysis
>>> of this kind of software and datasets.
>>> 4) Aside from the datasets in use at theyworkforyou
>>> <http://parser.theyworkforyou.com/>, useful sources of data (structured
>>> and otherwise) on UK politicians. This may be significant data relating to
>>> them explicitly as politicians, or referencing them as individuals in other
>>> fields (e.g. opencorporates <https://opencorporates.com/> which might
>>> be cross-queried with members data
>>> Alternately, non-UK specific ideas about how to query data of this sort
>>> across domains.
>>> 5) Any good resources which detail developments and resources in this
>>> Thank you for your thoughts!
>>> Matthew Linares
>>> Technical & Publications Coordinator
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