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Democracy Aid Effectiveness: Variation Across Regime Types
Large-N studies suggest that democracy aid is effective, while multiple small-N investigations call such findings into question. This paper accounts for this contradiction and significantly improves our understanding of ...
Public Trust in Elections: The Role of Election Administration Autonomy and Media Freedom
As multiparty elections have become a global norm, scholars and policy experts regard public trust in elections as vital for regime legitimacy. However, very few cross-national studies have examined the consequences of ...
UN Electoral Assistance: Does it Matter for Election Management?
Between 2007 and 2014 the United Nations (UN) provided technical, financial and logistical assistance to half of all elections held outside of established democracies. Does UN Electoral Assistance (UNEA) substantially ...
Democracy and Populism: Testing a Contentious Relationship
The phenomenon of populism and its relationship with modern democracy has gained considerable attention in recent years. This paper aims at advancing our understanding of how populism affects different models of democracy ...
Democracy at Dusk?
When Democracy has a Fever: States of Emergency as a Symptom and Accelerator of Autocratization
States of emergency grant chief executives the power to circumvent democratic constraints in order to combat existential threats. As such they are ideal tools to erode democratic institutions while maintaining the illusion ...
The Accountability Sequence: From De-jure to De-facto Constraints on Governments
Accountability is one of the cornerstones of good governance. Establishing accountable governments is a top priority on the international development agenda. Yet, scholars and democracy practitioners know little about how ...
Regimes In the World (RIW): A Robust Regime Type Measure based on V-Dem
Classifying political regimes has never been as difficult as in this day and age. Most regimes in the world now hold de-jure multiparty elections with universal suffrage. Yet, in some countries these elections ensure that ...