This repository contains code to build cosponsorship networks from bills passed in the Israeli Parliament.
Replicate by running
make.r in R.
data.r script downloads information on bills and sponsors altogether. Most of the data are fetched from Open Knesset, which is operated by The Public Knowledge Workshop. All photos should download fine.
build.r script then assembles the edge lists and plots the networks, with the help of a few routines coded into
functions.r. Adjust the
mode parameters to skip the plots or to change the node placement algorithm.
url-- bill URL
title-- title, in Hebrew
date-- date(s) of introduction of the bill, in Hebrew
status-- bill status
sponsors-- bill sponsors, using their numeric ids separated by semicolons
The sponsors data has one row per legislature in which the sponsor sat, starting with legislature 18 (2009–2013).
legislature-- the legislature number (18–20th Knesset)
uid-- unique numeric identifier
party_url-- party affiliation, as a legislature-specific URL
name_he-- full name, in Hebrew
name_en-- full name, in English
sex-- gender (F/M)
born-- year of birth
nyears-- number of years spent in office
url-- URL, official Knesset website
url_wp-- URL, Wikipedia Hebrew
photo-- local photo filename
party-- political party, abbreviated