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Strategies of Validation: Assessing the Varieties of Democracy Corruption Data
Social scientists face the challenge of determining whether their data are valid, yet they lack prac- tical guidance about how to do so. Existing publications on data validation provide mostly abstract information for ...
Democracy and Corruption: A Global Time-Series Analysis with V-Dem Data
Theory predicts democracy should reduce corruption. Yet, numerous scholars have found empirically that corruption decreases at high levels of democracy but actually increases at low levels. A key weaknesses of studies ...
Introducing the Historical Varieties of Democracy Dataset: Political Institutions in the Long 19th Century
The Historical Varieties of Democracy Dataset (Historical V-Dem) is a new dataset containing about 260 indicators, both factual and evaluative, describing various aspects of political regimes and state institutions. The ...