V-Dem: A new way to measure democracy

Staffan I. Lindberg, Michael Coppedge, John Gerring, Jan Teorell, Daniel Pemstein, Eitan Tzelgov, Yi ting Wang, Adam Glynn, David Altman, Michael Bernhard, Steven Fish, Alan Hicken, Matthew Kroenig, Kelly McMann, Pamela Paxton, Megan Reif, Svend Erik Skaaning, Jeffrey Staton

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In the last few decades, Western governments have spent huge sums of money to promote democracy abroad. We do not know which, if any, of these programs actually work. If we cannot measure democracy in sufficient detail and with the necessary nuance, we cannot mark its progress and setbacks or affect its future course. While distinguishing the most democratic countries from the least democratic ones is fairly easy, it has proven to be much harder to make finer distinctions. Here we present a new effort aimed at measuring democracy, the Varieties of Democracy Project (V-Dem).

頁(從 - 到)159-169
期刊Journal of Democracy
出版狀態Published - 2014 七月 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 社會學與政治學


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