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Democratic Legacies: Using Democratic Stock to Assess Norms, Growth, and Regime Trajectories


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Title: Democratic Legacies: Using Democratic Stock to Assess Norms, Growth, and Regime Trajectories
Authors: Edgell, Amanda B.
Wilson, Matthew C.
Boese, Vanessa A.
Grahn, Sandra
Issue Date: May-2020
Organization: V-Dem Institute
Series/Report no.: Working Papers
2020:100
Abstract: While social scientists often theorize about the enduring effects of past regime characteristics, conceptual issues and data limitations pose real challenges for assessing these legacies empirically. This paper introduces a new measure of democratic stock, conceptualized as the accumulated experience of democratic rule within a polity. Using a weighted sum of past values on the Electoral Democracy Index from the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute, we capture variation in past experiences w... more
Related work: https://www.v-dem.net/media/filer_public/c4/f1/c4f17a74-70a3-4e2e-bcb1-ffa2c7204994/working_paper_100.pdf
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/64304
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