The V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy) Project has now released data for another 19 countries. The tools make it possible to perform detailed analysis of the causes, effects and sequencing of democracy using sophisticated online analysis tools.
The new countries are: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, North Korea, South Korea, Kosovo, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Philippines, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda and Venezuela.
“Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) is a new approach to conceptualizing and measuring democracy. It is a collaboration among more than 50 scholars worldwide which is co-hosted by the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden; and the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame, USA.”