News 2013

Nov. 14, 2013

December 16, 2013: The V-Dem Research Fellowship

The V-Dem Research Fellowship is open to postdocs as well as junior faculty with a record in comparative democratization and skills in research methods. The position is announced as part of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Royal National Academy of Science’s designation and support of Professor Staffan I. Lindberg as Wallenberg Academy Fellow. The V-Dem Research Fellow is expected to conduct research in collaboration with Professor Lindberg, one of four Principal Investigators of V-Dem, focusing on issues related to the V-Dem Research Program (see link at online application page): questions of sequencing in democratization in particular, and it may also involve experimental components related to the use of expert coders.

Applications are submitted online at: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/announcements-in-the-job-application-portal/?languageId=100001&contentId=-1&disableRedirect=true&returnUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gu.se%2Fomuniversitetet%2Faktuellt%2Fledigaanstallningar%2F%3Fid%3D19144%26Dnr%3D585869%26Type%3DS&Dnr=585869&Type=S

December 05, 2013: Professor Staffan I. Lindberg presenting V-Dem at UNDP workshop on "Democratic Governance: Do We Measure Up?", Oslo Governance Center, 5 December 2013.

December 03, 2013: Presentation of V-Dem. Speakers: Staffan I. Lindberg (Principal Investigator, V-Dem), Ulrika Lång (Head of Operations, Olof Palme International Center), Stina Karltun (Senior Policy Specialist, Sida).

November 29, 2013: Prof. Staffan I. Lindberg is now designated "Wallenberg Academy Fellow" by the Royal Academy of Sciences and Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

More information in English: http://www.kva.se/en/pressroom/Press-releases-2013/Wallenberg-Academy-Fellows-2013-eng/

More information in Swedish: http://www.gu.se/omuniversitetet/aktuellt/nyheter/detalj//fyra-wallenberg-academy-fellows-fran-goteborgs-universitet-utnamns-idag.cid1194948

November 05, 2013: Data collection has been completed on 100 countries!

October 25, 2013: V-Dem Launch Conference. Varieties of Democracy has presented during an open seminar at the University of Gothenburg’s main building in the Vasaparken park, Gothenburg! The first results from the study have been discussed.

September 30, 2013: Our database contains more than 10 million records!

March 11-15: Presentation on “Lessons from V-Dem and Latin American Party Systems,” ECPR Workshop 31, “Party System Dynamics.” Mainz, Germany.  Participant: Michael Coppedge

March 8: Presentation on “V-Dem: Rationale, Theory and Prospects”, University of Cape Town, South Africa.  Participants: Staffan I. Lindberg, with Natalia Stepanova.

March 5: Presentation on “V-Dem: Rationale, Theory and Prospects”, University of Zambia, Lusaka.  Participants: Staffan I. Lindberg, with Natalia Stepanova.

February 20: Presentation on “V-Dem: Rationale, Theory and Prospects”, Pristina. Participants: Josefine Pernes and Vlad Ciobanu.

February 20: Presentation on “V-Dem: Rationale, Theory and Prospects”, Central European University, Budapest. Participants: Staffan I. Lindberg, with Josefine Pernes.

February 18: Presentation on “V-Dem: Rationale, Theory and Prospects”, New Lisabon University, Lisabon.  Participants: Staffan I. Lindberg, with Josefine Pernes.

February 13: Presentation on “V-Dem Project: Measuring Democracy and Civil Society.” Department of Political Science, University of Florida. Participants: Staffan I. Lindberg.

February 7: Invited lecture, “What can we learn about Burma from V-Dem data?” Northern Illinois University. Dekalb, Illinois, USA. Participant: Michael Coppedge

January 15: Presentation on “V-Dem: Rationale, Theory and Prospects”, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek.  Participants: Staffan I. Lindberg, with Natalia Stepanova.

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