CONSEJO MEXICANO DE CIENCIAS SOCIALES

V-Dem Newsletter August 2017

V-Dem User’s Working Papers

What Were the Political Effects of Decolonization?

Authors: Alexander Lee, Jack Paine

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Users’ Working Paper No. 8. August 2017

You may download it by clicking on the icon to the left.

Autocratic Legislatures and Party Institutionalization

Author: Matthew Charles Wilson

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Users’ Working Paper No. 7. July 2017

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The Long March. Contentious Mobilization & Deep Democracy

Authors: Mohammad Ali Kaviar, Adaner Usmani, Benjamin H. Bradlow

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Users’ Working Paper No. 6. June 2017

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Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) would like to encourage users downloading the data to submit first versions of papers, for online publication by the V-Dem Institute as “V-Dem Data Users’ Working Paper Series”. Please submit your paper by email to natalia.stepanova@v-dem.net.

Call for Country Experts

Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) is looking for Country Experts to assist with the next update in January 2018, willing to contribute to making the largest dataset on democracy even better in the future. In these times when democracy is at risk in many places, offer a few hours of your time, and contribute to the common good for science and international society!

How to apply to become a Country Expert

  • The selection of Country Experts is based on a number of criteria. Generally, a Country Expert holds a PhD degree, is usually a resident of the country in question and has specialized knowledge in at least one of the sections of the V-Dem survey. For more information about the selection criteria and methods, consult the V-Dem reference materials.
  • Please note that V-Dem applies a rigorous vetting and application process. Also, the need varies by country and specialization, features that we cannot anticipate prior to each year’s selection. (If we do not need someone in your area of specialization this year we might next year; so, it is vital to have your information on file.)
  • We are grateful for your assistance. The V-Dem project depends upon the expertise of those who study the world of democracy. The success of the project, and its continuance, depends upon the contributions we receive from scholars around the world.
  • To apply to become a Country Expert, please submit your applicationhere

More information

Call for Country Coordinator

We are searching for Country Coordinator on United Arab Emirates!

Qualifications:

  • Master degree in Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Public Administration, Economics, or related field; applicant holding or pursuing doctoral degree will receive priority consideration;
  • Deep knowledge of political history and contemporary politics of a country;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in democracy and development research is an advantage. Previous experience in a research project is an asset.
  • Interest in establishing long-term commitment with V-Dem and ability to work for data collection during few weeks per year.

Tasks:

  • Country Coordinator will help V-Dem to collect a list of Country Experts
  • Country Coordinator will gather data on different aspects of democracy through the V-Dem online survey on topics of Elections, Executives and Legislature for 1900-2017

A honorarium of 750 USD is offered.

The application process requires an applicant to send a cover letter and a CV to natalia.stepanova@v-dem.net.

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