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V-Dem Policy Conference

News: Feb 03, 2015

Policy Conference
Supporting Democracy – How?
May 28, 2015

Presenting the Implications of the First V-Dem Results
15.5 Million Data from 168 countries, 1900-2012

Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute is organizing a conference to highlight policy-relevant implications of V-Dem research and data on democracy. We now have the first full set of data to provide answers to critical issues of democracy support, and the effects of democracy on issues of health, poverty, freedoms, and development.

We will share policy-relevant findings using the new, unique V-Dem data. About 20 brief 5-minutes presentations devoted to topics such as sequences of democratization leading to breakdown vs consolidation, if “early” elections is a good thing or not, effects of democratization on infant mortality, life expectancy, income inequality, macro-economic development, women’s representation and empowerment, and many other topics.

V-Dem’s matchless data on almost 400 indicators and indices of democracy across 168 countries covering 1900-2012 will be employed for the first time in these policy-targeted presentations. The conference features leading scholars on democratization and democracy from universities across continents such as University of Notre Dame, Boston University, Lund University, University of Gothenburg, Emory University, University of Florida, The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, and many others.

We look forward to welcome a broad range of policy makers, practitioners, as well as representatives of international governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Time: 13.00-18.00
Venue: Vasaparken, Main Building, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Organizer: V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
With Funding From: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond

V-Dem:
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) is a new approach to conceptualization and measurement of democracy. It is co-hosted by the University of Gothenburg and University of Notre Damed. With four Principal Investigators, two Project Coordinators, fifteen Project Managers (PMs), 30+ Regional Managers, 164 Country Coordinators, Research Assistants, and 2,500 Country Experts, the V-Dem project is one of the largest ever social science research-oriented data collection programs.

Website: https://www.v-dem.net

 

Altman, David Associate Professor, Pontificia Catolica de Chile
Bermeo, Nancy,Professor, University of Oxford
Bernhard, Michael, R&M Ehrlich Eminent Scholar Chair & Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Florida
Coppedge, Michael, Professor, Department of Political Science and Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame
Fish, Steven, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
Gandhi, Jennifer, Associate Professor & Winship Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science, Emory University
Gerring, John, Professor, Department of Political Science, Boston University
Glynn, Adam, Associate Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University
Grzymala-Busse, Anna, Professor of European and Eurasian Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
Hicken, Allen, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
Knutsen, Carl-Henrik, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo
Lindberg, Staffan I., Wallenberg Academy Fellow & Professor, Department of Political Science & V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg
Lindenfors, Patrick, Assistant Professor of Zoological Ecology, Center for the Study of Cultural Evolution, Stockholm University
McMann, Kelly, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University
Munck, Gerardo, Professor of international relations, School of International Relations of the University of Southern California
Pemstein, Daniel, Assistant Professor of Political Science, North Dakota State University
Schedler, Andreas, Professor of political science, Center for Economic Teaching and Research (CIDE)
Skaaning, Svend-Erik. Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
Staton, Jeffrey, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Emory University
Teorell, Jan, Professor, Department of Political Science, Lund University
van Ham, Carolien, Lecturer in Politics, University of New South Wales
Wang, Yi-ting, Assistant professor, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
 

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