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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/

V-Dem Research Programs

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:

  • V-Dem Research Program takes a comprehensive approach to understanding democratization. This approach encompasses multiple core principles: electoral, liberal, majoritarian, consensual, participatory, deliberative, and egalitarian. Download the program description: Program
  • Research Program "Failing and Successful Sequences of Democratization" promises to revolutionize our understanding of both the failing trajectories of democracy, and the successful pathways, and tell us why this is the case. Download the program description: FASDEM Program


Official webpage www.v-dem.net

Twitter: #vdeminstitute

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