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The V–Dem Measurement Model: Latent Variable Analysis for Cross-National and Cross-Temporal Expert-Coded Data
The Varieties of Democracy (V–Dem) project relies on country experts who code a host of ordinal variables, providing subjective ratings of latent—that is, not directly observable—regime characteristics over time. Sets of ...
And Now For Something Completely Different… Disposing of pacta sunt servanda through an obiter dictum
(School of Public Administration/Förvaltningshögskolan, 2022-02)
Perceptions of Political Competition and the Integrity of Elections
Political competition is generally regarded as one of the hallmarks of a well-functioning democracy. Competitive elections hold politicians to account, thereby increasing government performance to the benefit of citizens. ...
Electoral Volatility and Regime Survival in Competitive Authoritarian Regimes
Party system institutionalization is regarded as a critical underpinning of democracies, but its role in non-democratic systems has been understudied. In this paper, we evaluate whether the concept has meaningful and perhaps ...
Uncertainty and Persuasion. Essays on Behavioral Political Economy
When voters form their political opinions and decide whom to vote for, they are confronted with at least two types of uncertainty. First, voters cannot be sure what reforms a political party will pursue once in office. ...
Fighting the Disease or Manipulating the Data? Democracy, State Capacity, and the COVID-19 Pandemic
We discuss and analyze how regime type and state capacity shape the abilities and incentives of political leaders to respond to COVID-19. We argue that there is likely a complementary relationship between democracy and ...
Mass Mobilization and Regime Change. Evidence From a New Measure of Mobilization for Democracy and Autocracy From 1900 to 2020
Mass mobilization is an important driver of political change. While some citizens organize collective action in favor of more democratic institutions, others take to the streets to support authoritarian leaders or ...
Which Institutions Rule? Unbundling the Democracy-Growth Nexus
Over the past two decades studies of the causal impact of ‘institutions’ and ‘democracy’ on economic prosperity have occupied a prominent position in the cross-country growth litera-ture and within economics more broadly. ...
A Short History of Contestation and Participation
Contestation and participation are commonly viewed as the two constituent dimensions of electoral democracy. How exactly have these two dimensions been conceptualized and measured in the literature? Are they empirically ...
Policy Brief 3: 2022 ”Recicladores organizados como educadores ambientales: conocimiento popular informando la formulación de políticas públicas”
(School of Public Administration/Förvaltningshögskolan, 2022)