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“Democracy Facing Global Challenges” – V-Dem Annual Democracy Report 2019

This year’s Democracy Report is titled “Democracy Facing Global Challenges”. Democratic declines now affect more countries than ever before. Still, most democracies remain resilient despite challenges such as the financial crises and the rampant spread of fake news on social media. Yet, we show that government manipulation of the media, weakening of civil society, the rule of law and even elections is increasing.

Socio-Economic Inequality in the World Today

This year, V-Dem collected data on a new set of survey questions on exclusion. The questions examine the extent to which exclusion marks different groups in society. This post looks into exclusion by socio-economic group.

Exclusion by Socio-Economic Group

It is connected to reduced life expectancy, mental health and chronic stress levels of populations. 

Exclusion by Social Group: Changes in the world since 2008

This year, V-Dem collected data on a completely new set of survey questions on exclusion. The questions examine the extent to which exclusion strikes different groups in society. This post looks into exclusion by social group.

Exclusion by Social Group

Providing preferential treatment to certain ethnic groups in educational settings; disallowing migrants and refugees their rights to protection; failing to recognize certain groups of people as citizens based on their ethnicity and/or religious affiliations. These are various forms of exclusion in the world today. The second blog post looks into the exclusion of social groups.

Call: Country Experts for V-Dem Update 2020

Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) is looking for Country Experts.

Exclusion by Gender in the MENA Region

While no country has achieved absolute gender equality, there has been tremendous progress made in a variety of contexts. Unfortunately, change has not occurred universally around the world today. 

Exclusion – Have We Smashed the Patriarchy?

153 years – is what the World Economic Forum (WEF) estimates is needed to close the gender gap in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The coming blog post on “Exclusion” will look at exclusion by gender. 

V-Dem Dataset v9 released!

Scholars, policy makers and journalists from around the world are using data from the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Project in order to understand the current challenges to democracy. Today, the V-Dem Institute has released an updated version of its award-winning dataset covering 202 countries from 1789 to 2018. 

What is Exclusion and How Does it Manifest in Societies?

New Data is Coming!

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