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New measure of women's political empowerment

A new index is launched that maps the unequal distribution of power and opportunities between men and women in different countries. Earlier measurements of women's political empowerment has several weaknesses. The index that is now being introduced by the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Project at the University of Gothenburg covers more aspects of this process and has a wider scope in time and space than previous measurements.

Policy Dialogue Day 2017

V-Dem / QoG / GLD / UCDP – Policy Dialogue Day 2017 ”From Knowledge to Action: Current Insights on Democracy, Governance and Armed Conflict” 

Call: Programmer to the V-Dem Institute

V-Dem is looking for a Programmer.

Call: Assistant Professor (TT)

V-Dem is looking for an Associate Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor, tenure track) in Political Science for the research program "Failing and Successful Sequences of Democratization".

Call: V-Dem Best Student Paper Award 2017

Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) is announcing the inaugural best student paper award. The award will be presented to the author (or authors) of a student essay, outstanding for its theoretical and empirical contributions. 

Research Workshop, Budapest 2017

We are happy to inform you that V-Dem Regional Center for Eastern Europe and Russia in collaboration with Central European University will organize a research workshop "Varieties of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: Regional and Global Perspectives". The research workshop will take place in Budapest on 9th March, 2017. 

Jobs at V-Dem: Researchers (1-2)

Call is open!

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V-Dem – Best Dataset 2016!

V-Dem received the Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Best Dataset Award 2016 presented by the APSA Comparative Politics Section (APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition September 3, 2016, Philadelphia). 

V-Dem received Best Dataset Award 2016!

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