Corpus of Political Speeches: Policy responses to the Great Recession in the United Kingdom and Spain (2008-2014)

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Piquer Martinez, Jose 

This corpus is part of my PhD project entitled 'Constrained Partisanship: A Comparative Study of Policy Choices and Party Discourses in the British and Spanish Crisis Experiences (2008-2014)'. The dataset contains transcripts of 45 speeches and parliamentary interventions on macroeconomic policy from government leaders in Spain and the United Kingdom between 2008 and 2014. This bilingual corpus (in English and Spanish) has been manually compiled from publicly available sources: websites of national parliaments, official government sites, research databases and party websites. All documents are available in open file format.

The corpus as a whole is shared under a CC BY licence but the dataset contains individual publicly available political speeches that are released under their own licences and have their own copyright holders. If reusing any of the individual political speeches then please refer to the original source and licence information as outlined in the file 'PIQUER_Corpus description.csv', paying particular attention to the information in the following columns: 'Original source' and 'Licence'.

Software / Usage instructions
Files have been processed and recompiled using the specialised software Sketch Engine:
Great Recession, text-as-data, UK, Spain, economic policy, party politics, crisis, political discourse
European Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) Marie Sk?odowska-Curie actions (722581)
This dataset has been developed with the financial support of the Innovative Training Network 'The Post-Crisis Legitimacy of the European Union' (PLATO), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 722581, funded by the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020.