Episodes of Regime Transformation (ERT) Dataset, Version 2.0
Here you can download all the V-Dem data free of charge!
The ERT dataset identifies episodes of democratization (liberalizing autocracy, democratic deepening) and autocratization (democratic regression, autocratic regression) in the most recent V-Dem dataset. For further details see Lührmann and Lindberg (2019) or Wilson et al. (2020) and check the ERT codebook.
How to download and work with the ERT data:
We provide an R package to load, explore, and work with the ERT dataset here.
For non-R users we also provide the ERT dataset here as csv. file. However, we recommend loading the ERT dataset via the R package since one huge advantage of the package is that it allows to flexibly set parameters for generating the episodes.
Edgell, Amanda B., Seraphine F. Maerz, Laura Maxwell, Richard Morgan, Juraj Medzihorsky, Matthew C. Wilson, Vanessa Boese, Sebastian Hellmeier, Jean Lachapelle, Patrik Lindenfors, Anna Lührmann, and Staffan I. Lindberg. (2020). Episodes of Regime Transformation Dataset (v2.0). https://www.v-dem.net/en/data/data/ert-dataset/
Maerz, Seraphine F., Amanda B. Edgell, Joshua Krusell, Laura Maxwell, and Sebastian Hellmeier. (2020). ERT - an R package to load, explore and work with the Episodes of Regime Transformation dataset. Available at: www.github.com/vdeminstitute/ert
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