Exploring the Impact of Political Regimes on Biodiversity

13 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2020

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Alexander Zizka

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Oskar Rydén

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Daniel Edler

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Johannes Klein

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Heléne Aronsson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Allison Perrigo

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Daniele Silvestro

University of Gothenburg

Sverker C. Jagers

Lulea University of Technology (LTU) - Political Science Unit

Staffan I. Lindberg

University of Gothenburg - Varieties of Democracy Institute; University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science

Alexandre Antonelli

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: March 26, 2020

Abstract

National governments are the main actors responsible for mapping and protecting their biodiversity, but countries differ in their capacity, willingness, and effectiveness to do so. We quantify the global biodiversity managed by different regime types and developed a tool to explore the links between level of democracy and other key socio-economic variables with the number of natural history specimens registered within country boundaries. Using this tool, distinct and previously unknown patterns emerge around the world, that urge for increased collaboration between the natural and social sciences to further explore these patterns and their underlying processes.

Keywords: Autocracy, Biodiversity, Democracy, Regime type, Specimen collection

Suggested Citation

Zizka, Alexander and Rydén, Oskar and Edler, Daniel and Klein, Johannes and Aronsson, Heléne and Perrigo, Allison and Silvestro, Daniele and Jagers, Sverker C. and Lindberg, Staffan I. and Antonelli, Alexandre, Exploring the Impact of Political Regimes on Biodiversity (March 26, 2020). V-Dem Working Paper 98, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3561430 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3561430

Alexander Zizka (Contact Author)

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Oskar Rydén

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Daniel Edler

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Johannes Klein

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Heléne Aronsson

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Allison Perrigo

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Daniele Silvestro

University of Gothenburg

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Göteborg, 405 30
Sweden

Sverker C. Jagers

Lulea University of Technology (LTU) - Political Science Unit ( email )

Lulea, SE 97187
Sweden

Staffan I. Lindberg

University of Gothenburg - Varieties of Democracy Institute ( email )

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Gothenburg, Gothenburg 405 30
Sweden

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Alexandre Antonelli

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