This repository contains code to build cosponsorship networks from bills passed in the Norwegian Parliament.
Replicate by running
make.r in R.
data.r script downloads information on bills and sponsors. Some sponsors do not have photos on their profiles, although most of them do. Because the photo identifier is identical to the profile identifier, the
photo variable on each sponsor is a numeric dummy (0/1) to mark if a photo exists.
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.
Note -- excluding minor parties (the Kystpartiet, Framtid for Finnmark, Rød Valgallianse and the sole Green MP from the Miljøpartiet De Grønne) tends to increase partisan modularity by a maximum of 0.01. Most graphs are not affected by the exclusions.
id-- unique identifier
session-- the year session of the bill (yyyy-[yy]?yy)
legislature-- legislature of the bill, identified from
title-- the title of the bill
status-- the status of the bill (processed or withdrawn)
type-- the type of the bill (general, budget or legislative)
committee-- the committee of introduction of the bill
supervisors-- the committee supervistors of the bill (semicolon-separated profile identifiers)
authors-- bill sponsors (semicolon-separated profile identifiers)
keywords-- semicolon-separated keywords
n_au-- total number of sponsors
n_au-- total number of committee supervisors
The sponsors data have multiple entries for each sponsor (one per legislature in which the sponsor sat).
uid-- profile URL, shortened to unique identifier (a few letters and sometimes "_")
name-- sponsor name
born-- year of birth (num)
sex-- sponsor gender (F/M)
party-- political party, abbreviated
partyname-- political party, full name (in Norwegian)
mandate-- the legislature in which the sponsor sat
nyears-- all years in which the sponsor sat, computed from
constituency-- constituency, stored as the string to its Wikipedia English entry
photo-- 0 or 1 if the photo URL returned a picture for the sponsor