New book: "Varieties of Democracy - Measuring Two Centuries of Political Change"
Svend-Erik Skaaning and a number of international colleagues have published the book "Varieties of Democracy - Measuring Two Centuries of Political Change."
The publisher writes:
"Varieties of Democracy is the essential user's guide to The Varieties of Democracy project (V-Dem), one of the most ambitious data collection efforts in comparative politics. This global research collaboration sparked a dramatic change in how we study the nature, causes, and consequences of democracy. This book is ambitious in scope: more than a reference guide, it raises standards for causal inferences in democratization research and introduces new, measurable, concepts of democracy and many political institutions. Varieties of Democracy enables anyone interested in democracy - teachers, students, journalists, activists, researchers and others - to analyze V-Dem data in new and exciting ways. This book creates opportunities for V-Dem data to be used in education, research, news analysis, advocacy, policy work, and elsewhere. V-Dem is rapidly becoming the preferred source for democracy data."
Michael Coppedge, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
John Gerring, University of Texas, Austin
Adam Glynn, Emory University, Atlanta
Carl Henrik Knutsen, Universitetet i Oslo, Norway
Staffan I. Lindberg, Göteborgs Universitet, Sweden
Daniel Pemstein, North Dakota State University
Brigitte Seim, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Svend-Erik Skaaning, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark
Jan Teorell, Lunds Universitet, Sweden