Varieties of Democracy

Project: ResearchInternational collaboration


How and why has democracy developed in the world since 1900 and does it matter?
Funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and several others.
The aim of the Varieties of Democracy Research Program is to provide a systematic empirical contribution to the field of comparative democracy studies.

First, we will capture democracy's manifold meanings by adopting a set of indicators that are multidimensional and highly disaggregated.

Second, we revisit theories of democratization with attention to exogenous drivers, endogenous sequences of transition, and predictive models.

Third, we analyze democracy as a causal factor by looking at a wide range of outcome measures. With our unique V-Dem database, we will investigate whether specific aspects of democracy enhance, among other things, prospects for economic growth, stability, human development, gender equality, and peace.

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Effective start/end date1900/01/012016/12/31


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Jan Teorell, Coppedge, M., Lindberg, S. I. & Skaaning, S-E., 2016, In : International Political Science Review. 37, 5, p. 580-593

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Lindberg, S. I. & Jan Teorell, 2013, In : Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift. 115, 4, p. 273-292

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