Introducing the Historical Varieties of Democracy dataset: Political institutions in the long 19th century

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Abstract

The Historical Varieties of Democracy dataset (Historical V-Dem) contains about 260 indicators, both factual and evaluative, describing various aspects of political regimes and state institutions. The dataset covers 91 polities globally – including most large, sovereign states, as well as some semi-sovereign entities and large colonies – from 1789 to 1920 for many cases. The majority of the indicators come from the Varieties of Democracy dataset, which covers 1900 to the present – together these two datasets cover the bulk of ‘modern history’. Historical V-Dem also includes several new indicators, covering features that are pertinent for 19th-century polities. We describe the data, coding process, and different strategies employed in Historical V-Dem to cope with issues of reliability and validity and ensure intertemporal and cross-country comparability. To illustrate the potential uses of the dataset we describe patterns of democratization in the ‘long 19th century’. Finally, we investigate how interstate war relates to subsequent democratization.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Carl Henrik Knutsen
  • Jan Teorell
  • Tore Wig
  • Agnes Cornell
  • John Gerring
  • Haakon Gjerløw
  • Svend Erik Skaaning
  • Daniel Ziblatt
  • Kyle L. Marquardt
  • Daniel Pemstein
  • Brigitte Seim
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • University of Oslo
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Aarhus University
  • Harvard University
  • Göteborgs universitet
  • University of North Carolina
  • North Dakota State University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Historia

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)440-451
Antal sidor12
TidskriftJournal of Peace Research
Volym56
Utgåva nummer3
StatusPublished - 2019
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa