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  • The Varieties of Democracy Project releases the most comprehensive dataset on democracy in the world

    [10 May 2017] Today is a momentous day for anyone interested in democracy. The Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Project is releasing a new and even larger version of their democracy dataset, now covering 17 million data points on democracy and 177 countries in the world up to 2016.

  • International Conference about Creating a Well-Functioning Society

    [4 May 2017] Recent studies have shown that it takes more than just positive democratic development to make people satisfied. Living in a safe environment, receiving a quality education and adequate healthcare, as well as having access to functioning social institutions that are free of corruption are also considered important factors. An international conference will take place on May 10 at the University of Gothenburg, bringing together leading researchers and decision makers in order to discuss global challenges that our society faces.

  • Strong Correlation between Corruption and Electoral Success of Populist Parties

    [3 Apr 2017] The quality of society´s institutions affects not only the service people receive but also who wins the political power. Research from the University of Gothenburg shows that corruption is one reason some European populist parties have achieved great electoral success in recent parliamentary elections.

  • New Index Indicating Increased Power and Opportunities for Women

    [20 Feb 2017] A new index makes it possible to compare women's freedoms and rights over time and space in an entirely new way. The index, developed by the research programme Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) at the University of Gothenburg, shows that women's power and opportunities have increased dramatically over the last 100 years.

  • We are looking for postdoctoral fellows, researchers and doctoral students

    [6 Dec 2016] The Department of Political Science is looking for postdoctoral fellows, researchers and doctoral students.

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