Varieties of democracy (V-Dem) is an international research project which aims to develop new indicators of democracy in all countries all over the world from 1900 to the present. The project is lead by two parties - the V-Dem Institute at the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame. The Principal Investigators are Michael Coppedge, Notre Dame University, John Gerring, Boston University, Staffan I. Lindberg, University of Gothenburg and Svend-Erik Skaaning, Aarhus University.
The new indicators of democracy have been collected in to a new database. The database's unique character brings out new questions about the nature of democracy, the growth and survival to be tested in a way that has never before been possible.
To learn more, please visit: https://v-dem.net/en/
[8 Apr 2015]
[3 Feb 2015]
For those who are applying for Researcher and PhD positions at V-Dem, please read both program descriptions below and state clearly in your application how your proposed research would fit into one/both of them: