Estonian Candidate Study

I have conducted the Estonian Candidate Study for the last three parliamentary elections, collecting information about candidates who stood for election to Riigikogu in 2011, 2015, and 2019. This was done through a series of post-election surveys that had considerable overlap in their questionnaires. The questions asked related to candidates' political background, campaign choices, and political views. Taken together, these candidate studies provide a valuable over-time insight into political campaigning and representation in Estonia.

Documentation

2019 Estonian Candidate Study: survey questionnaire in Estonian.

2015 Estonian Candidate Study: survey questionnaire in Estonian.

2011 Estonian Candidate Study: survey questionnaire in Estonian.

Data

2019 Estonian Candidate Study: coming soon.

2015 Estonian Candidate Study: coming soon.

2011 Estonian Candidate Study: data is available as part of the Comparative Candidates Survey.

Bibliography
2018: Trumm, S. "The 'new' wave of populist right-wing parties in Central and Eastern Europe: Explaining electoral support for the Conservative People's Party of Estonia". Representation, 54(4): 331-347. [link] [post-print manuscript]
2016: Trumm, S. "What does it take to get elected in a post-communist democracy? Explaining the success and failure of parliamentary candidates in Estonia". East European Politics and Societies, 30(1): 169-188. [link] [post-print manuscript]