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."

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The new book "Varieties of Democracy - Measuring Two Centuries of Political Change." Photo: Cambridge University Press.

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."

The authors:

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

Further information:

Cambridge University Press

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