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1.

Measuring Electoral Democracy with V-Dem Data: Introducing a New Polyarchy Index

V-Dem Working Paper 2016:25
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 02 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
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Lund University - Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame - Kellogg Institute, University of Aarhus and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
Downloads 362
2.

Autocrats and Skyscrapers: Modern White Elephants in Dictatorships

V-Dem Working Paper 2017:44
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 12 Apr 2017
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University of Oslo, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science, Students and University of Oslo - Department of Political Science
Downloads 247
3.

Electoral Democracy and Human Development

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:9 Edited
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 27 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
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University of Texas at Austin, University of Oslo - Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, Lund University - Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame - Kellogg Institute, Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute and Boston University, Students
Downloads 182
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Women's Political Empowerment: A New Global Index, 1900-2012

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:19
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
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University of Gothenburg, University of Texas at Austin, National Cheng Kung University and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
Downloads 165
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Institutional Subsystems and the Survival of Democracy: Do Political and Civil Society Matter?

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:4
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
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University of Florida, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science, Florida State University - Department of Political Science and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
Downloads 142
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Legislative Powers and Executive Corruption

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:7
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 25 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
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University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
Downloads 124
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No Democratic Transition Without Women's Rights: A Global Sequence Analysis 1900-2012

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:12
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 01 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
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National Cheng Kung University, Stockholm University - Center for the Study of Cultural Evolution, University of Gothenburg, Linkoping University - Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS) and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
Downloads 119
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Explaining the Erosion of Democracy: Can Economic Growth Hinder Democracy?

V-Dem Working Paper 2017:42
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 09 Mar 2017
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University of Pittsburgh and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Downloads 118
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The Varieties of Democracy Core Civil Society Index

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:13
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 01 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
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University of Florida, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, University of Florida, University of Notre Dame - Kellogg Institute and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
Downloads 116
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Measuring Subnational Democracy

V-Dem Working Paper 2016:26
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 15 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2016
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Case Western Reserve University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 111
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The Structure of the Executive in Authoritarian and Democratic Regimes: Regime Dimensions Across the Globe, 1900-2014

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:5
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
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Lund University - Department of Political Science and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
Downloads 110
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When and Where Do Elections Matter? A Global Test of the Democratization by Elections Hypothesis, 1900-2012

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:8
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
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University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Department of Political Science, Students, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, University of Florida and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
Downloads 103
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Measuring the Potential of Direct Democracy Around the World (1900-2014)

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:17
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 10 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
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Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Downloads 95
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Economic Development and Democracy: An Electoral Connection

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:16
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 27 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2016
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University of Oslo - Department of Political Science, University of Texas at Austin, University of Aarhus, Lund University - Department of Political Science, Boston University, Students, University of Notre Dame - Kellogg Institute and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
Downloads 92
15.

Party Strength and Economic Growth

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:10
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 08 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
Working Paper Series
Harvard University, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science, University of Oslo - Department of Political Science, University of Florida, University of Aarhus, University of Notre Dame - Kellogg Institute and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
Downloads 91
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The V-Dem Measurement Model: Latent Variable Analysis for Cross-National and Cross-Temporal Expert-Coded Data

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:21
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
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North Dakota State University, V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, National Cheng Kung University and Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute
Downloads 87
17.

The Long March: Contentious Mobilization and Deep Democracy

Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Research Paper No. 2017-38, V-Dem User's Working Paper 2017:6
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 05 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2018
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Brown University, Brown University and Brown University - Department of Sociology, Students
Downloads 78
18.

A General Theory of Power Concentration: Demographic Influences on Political Organization

V-Dem Working Paper 2016:29
Number of pages: 98 Posted: 28 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2016
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University of Texas at Austin, Boston University, Students and Boston University, Students
Downloads 75
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V-Dem Comparisons and Contrasts with Other Measurement Projects

V-Dem Working Paper 2017:45
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 13 Apr 2017
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University of Notre Dame - Kellogg Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute, University of Aarhus and Lund University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 75
20.

Regimes in the World (RIW): A Robust Regime Type Measure Based on V-Dem

V-Dem Working Paper 2017:47
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 23 May 2017
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Göteborg University - Department of Political Science, Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute and Göteborg University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 73
21.

The V-Dem Party Institutionalization Index: A New Global Indicator (1900-2015)

V-Dem Working Paper 2017:48
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 May 2017
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Harvard University, Department of Government, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science and Cornell University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Government
Downloads 73
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The Index of Egalitarian Democracy and its Components: V-Dem's Conceptualization and Measurement

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:22
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 04 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
Working Paper Series
Government of the United States of America - Naval Postgraduate School and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
Downloads 72
23.

Democracy and Corruption: A Global Time-Series Analysis with V-Dem Data

V-Dem Working Paper 2017:43
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 29 Mar 2017
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Case Western Reserve University - Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, Lund University - Department of Political Science and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
Downloads 70
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Evaluating and Improving Item Response Theory Models for Cross-National Expert Surveys

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:1
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 03 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
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North Dakota State University, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute and National Cheng Kung University
Downloads 68
25.

Correlation of Democracy Indicators and Markets Returns

V-Dem Working Paper 2016:04
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 27 Apr 2017
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Falcon Management Corporation and Falcon Management Corporation
Downloads 63
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The Effectiveness of Democracy Aid to Different Regime Types and Democracy Sectors

V-Dem Working Paper 2017:40
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 11 Jan 2017
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Göteborg University - Department of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University - Department of Political Science and University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Downloads 62
27.

V-Dem Methodology V6

Methodology V6, March 2016
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 11 Apr 2017
Working Paper Series
University of Notre Dame - Kellogg Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute, University of Aarhus, Lund University - Department of Political Science, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, North Dakota State University, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute and National Cheng Kung University
Downloads 62
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Strategies of Validation: Assessing the Varieties of Democracy Corruption Data

V-Dem Working Paper 2016:23
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 04 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
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Case Western Reserve University - Department of Political Science, North Dakota State University, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, Lund University - Department of Political Science and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
Downloads 60
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Suicide by Competition? Authoritarian Institutional Adaptation and Regime Fragility

V-Dem Working Paper 2016:37
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Oct 2016
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University of Florida, University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Department of Political Science, Students and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
Downloads 60
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Measuring High Level Democratic Principles Using the V-Dem Data

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:6
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 04 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
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University of Notre Dame - Kellogg Institute, Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute, University of Aarhus and Lund University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 57
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Constraining Governments: New Indices of Vertical, Horizontal and Diagonal Accountability

V-Dem Working Paper 2017:46
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 22 Apr 2017
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Göteborg University - Department of Political Science, V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg and Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute
Downloads 56
32.

Democracy, Democratization, and Civil War

V-Dem Working Paper 2016:34
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 13 Aug 2016
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University of Aarhus, University of Aarhus, University of Aarhus and University of Aarhus
Downloads 55
33.

Does Democracy or Good Governance Enhance Health? New Empirical Evidence 1900-2012

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:11
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 30 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
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National Cheng Kung University, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute and Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute
Downloads 55
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Public Trust in Elections: The Role of Election Administration Autonomy and Media Freedom

V-Dem Working Paper 2016:36
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 30 Sep 2016
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Michigan State University and Göteborg University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 52
35.

Local Democracy and Economic Growth

V-Dem Working Paper 2016:39
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 01 Dec 2016
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University of Oslo - Department of Political Science, University of Texas at Austin and University of Aarhus
Downloads 49
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O Brasil Na Perspectiva Do Projeto Variedades Da Democracia (Perspective on Brazil By the Varieties of Democracy Project)

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:14
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
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Harvard University, Department of Government and University of Notre Dame - Kellogg Institute
Downloads 47
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The Accountability Sequence: From De-jure to De-facto Constraints on Governments

V-Dem Working Paper 2017:58
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 10 Nov 2017
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Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, Göteborg University - Department of Political Science and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
Downloads 46
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V-Dem Annual Report 2017​. Democracy at Dusk?

V-Dem Working Paper
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 03 Nov 2017
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Göteborg University - Department of Political Science, Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, Independent, University of Gothenburg and Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute
Downloads 46
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Choosing from the Menu of Manipulation Explaining Incumbents’ Choices of Electoral Manipulation Tactics

V-Dem Working Paper 2016:30
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 03 Jun 2016
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University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
Downloads 45
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Democratization in Conflict Studies: How Conceptualization Affects Operationalization and Testing Outcomes

V-Dem Working Paper 2016:31
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 Jun 2016
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University of Florida, Harvard University and Koc University
Downloads 44
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V-Dem Codebook V6

V-Dem Codebook V6, March 2016
Number of pages: 446 Posted: 11 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 20 May 2017
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University of Notre Dame - Kellogg Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute, University of Aarhus, Lund University - Department of Political Science, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, University of Florida, University of California, Berkeley, Harvard University, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science, University of Oslo - Department of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University - Department of Political Science, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, University of Texas at Austin, North Dakota State University, Government of the United States of America - Naval Postgraduate School, Emory University - Department of Political Science and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
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Vote Buying is a Good Sign: Alternate Tactics of Fraud in Africa 1986-2012

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:3
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 04 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
Working Paper Series
University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
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43.

V-Dem Dataset v7

V-Dem Reference Material, 2017
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 15 May 2017
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University of Notre Dame - Kellogg Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute, University of Aarhus, Lund University - Department of Political Science, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, University of Florida, University of California, Berkeley, Harvard University, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science, University of Oslo - Department of Political Science, Göteborg University - Department of Political Science, Göteborg University - Department of Political Science, V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg, Case Western Reserve University - Department of Political Science, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, University of Texas at Austin, North Dakota State University, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, Government of the United States of America - Naval Postgraduate School, Emory University - Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg and Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute
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'Gimme Shelter': The Role of Democracy and Institutional Quality in Disaster Preparedness

V-Dem Working Paper 2016:35
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 16 Aug 2016
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Göteborg University, Department of Political Science, Students and Göteborg University, Department of Political Science, Students
Downloads 38
45.

V-Dem Codebook V7

V-Dem Reference Material (2017)
Number of pages: 437 Posted: 16 May 2017
Working Paper Series
University of Notre Dame - Kellogg Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute, University of Aarhus, Lund University - Department of Political Science, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, University of Florida, University of California, Berkeley, Harvard University, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science, University of Oslo - Department of Political Science, V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg, Case Western Reserve University - Department of Political Science, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, University of Texas at Austin, North Dakota State University, Göteborg University - V-Dem Institute, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, Government of the United States of America - Naval Postgraduate School and Emory University - Department of Political Science
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The Autocratic Trust Bias: Politically Sensitive Survey Items and Self-Censorship

V-Dem Working Paper 2017:49
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 05 Jun 2017
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Göteborg University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 35
47.

UN Electoral Assistance: Does it Matter for Election Management?

V-Dem Working Paper 2016:27
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2016
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Göteborg University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 32
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Ordinal Versions of V-Dem's Indices: For Classification, Description, Sequencing Analysis and Other Purposes

V-Dem Working Paper 2015:20
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
Working Paper Series
Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
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Beyond First Elections: The Importance of Consistency in the Timing of Recurrent Elections

V-Dem Working Paper 2016:32
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Jun 2016
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West Virginia University - Department of Political Science and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
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50.

Gender Diversity on High Courts

V-Dem Working Paper 2017:54
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 10 Oct 2017
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Emory University - Department of Political Science, Emory University, Harvard University, Emory University - Department of Political Science, Emory University and Göteborg University - Varieties of Democracy Institute
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