Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jan Teorell - Lund University, Department of Political Science orcid

Staffan I. Lindberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science orcid

John Gerring - Boston University, Department of Political Science orcid

Michael Coppedge - University of Notre Dame, Kellogg Institute for International Studies orcid

Svend-Erik Skaaning - Aarhus University orcid

Description

Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) is a new approach to conceptualizing and measuring democracy. It is a collaboration among more than 50 scholars worldwide which is co-hosted by the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden; and the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame, USA.

With four Principal Investigators, two Program managers, fifteen Project Managers, more than thirty Regional Managers, almost 200 Country Coordinators, and approximately 2,800 Country Experts, the V-Dem project is one of the largest social science data collection projects focusing on research.

V-Dem collects data for 350+ indicators across a wide range of democracy aspects. Electoral democracy is in the centre and linked to this concept we find six additional dimensions of democracy: liberal, majoritarian, deliberative, participatory, consensual and egalitarian. In addition to a number of main indices, data is broken down into a number of components that are available to the user along with all indicators. Through the unique character of the database, old and new questions about th

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Subject area

POLITICS, Political behaviour and attitudes, Elections, Government, political systems and organisations, International politics and organisations, Conflict, security and peace, Social conditions and indicators (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit

University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jan Teorell - Lund University, Department of Political Science orcid

Staffan I. Lindberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science orcid

John Gerring - Boston University, Department of Political Science orcid

Michael Coppedge - University of Notre Dame, Kellogg Institute for International Studies orcid

Svend-Erik Skaaning - Aarhus University orcid

Contributor(s)

University of Notre Dame, Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Identifiers

SND-ID: EXT 0121

Description

Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) is a new approach to conceptualizing and measuring democracy. It is a collaboration among more than 50 scholars worldwide which is co-hosted by the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden; and the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame, USA.

With four Principal Investigators, two Program managers, fifteen Project Managers, more than thirty Regional Managers, almost 200 Country Coordinators, and approximately 2,800 Country Experts, the V-Dem project is one of the largest social science data collection projects focusing on research.

V-Dem collects data for 350+ indicators across a wide range of democracy aspects. Electoral democracy is in the centre and linked to this concept we find six additional dimensions of democracy: liberal, majoritarian, deliberative, participatory, consensual and egalitarian. In addition to a number of main indices, data is broken down into a number of components that are available to the user along with all indicators. Through the unique character of the database, old and new questions about th

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Time period(s) investigated

1900 — ongoing

Geographic spread

Geographic location: North America, Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, Oceania

Geographic description: Worldwide

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Subject area

POLITICS, Political behaviour and attitudes, Elections, Government, political systems and organisations, International politics and organisations, Conflict, security and peace, Social conditions and indicators (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

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Lindberg, S. I., & Boylan, J. C. (2013) "Ghana: A Country Report Based on Pilot-Study Data", V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 002, June 2012. Available online: https://v-dem.net/DemoComp/en/images/CR002Ghanapilot2012.pdf

Cornejo, R. C., Diop, A. S., & Coppedge, M. (2012) "Senegal: A Country Based Report Based on Data 1900-2012", V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 6, November 2013. Available online: https://v-dem.net/DemoComp/en/images/CR006Senegal.pdf

Hliang, A. A., Teehankee, J., Wang, Y., Mechkova, V., Ciobanu, V., & Lindberg S. I. (2013) "Myanmar/Burma: A Country Report Based on Data 1900-2012", V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 4, November 2013. Available online: https://v-dem.net/DemoComp/en/images/CR004Burmav4.pdf

Tiulegenov, M., Tzelgov, E., Mechkova, V., & Lindberg, S. I. (2013) "Georgia: A Country Based Report Based on Data 1900-2012", V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 3, October 2013. Available online: https://v-dem.net/DemoComp/en/images/CR003Georgiav10.pdf

Asante, R., Norman, M., Tzelgov, E., & Lindberg, S. I. (2012) "Media in West Africa: A Thematic Report Based on Data 1900-2012", V-Dem Thematic Report Series, No. 1, October 2013. Available online: https://v-dem.net/DemoComp/en/images/TR001MediainWAfricav5.pdf

Hicken, A. (2012) "Myanmar/Burma: A Country Based Report Based on Pilot-Study Data", V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 001, February 2012. Available online: https://v-dem.net/DemoComp/en/images/CR001Burmapilot2012.pdf

Cornejo, R. C. & Coppedge, M. (2013) "El Salvador: A Country Report Based on Data 1900-2012", V-Dem Country Report Series, No. 5, November 2013. Available online: https://v-dem.net/DemoComp/en/images/CR005ElSalvador.pdf

Teehankee, J., Tiulegenov, M., Wang, Y., Ciobanu, V., & Lindberg, S. I. (2013) "Party System in South and Southeast Asia: A Thematic Report Based on Data 1900-2012", V-Dem Thematic Report Series, No. 2, October 2013. Available online: https://v-dem.net/DemoComp/en/images/TR002PoliticalPartiesinSAv4.pdf

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Published: 2014-09-05
Last updated: 2020-05-05