V-Dem Comparisons and Contrasts with Other Measurement Projects

Michael Coppedge, John Gerring, Staffan I. Lindberg, Svend-Erik Skaaning, Jan Teorell
2017 Social Science Research Network  
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) is a new approach to the conceptualization and measurement of democracy. It is co-hosted by the University of Gothenburg and University of Notre Dame. With a V-Dem Institute at University of Gothenburg that comprises almost ten staff members, and a project team across the world with four Principal Investigators, fifteen Project Managers, 30+ Regional Managers, 170 Country Coordinators, Research Assistants, and 2,500 Country Experts, the V-Dem project is one of the
more » ... largest-ever social science researchoriented data collection programs. Please address comments and/or queries for information to: V-Dem Institute
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2951014 fatcat:7ggmxwwqd5e3hkwbgsqs5kvl6y