Nov. 6, 2015
Democracy is more than holding elections. Therefore, scholars and practitioners are increasingly paying attention to other important elements of democracy such as political parties and civil society. New V-Dem data allows comparing and analyzing civil society and political parties across the world better than ever before. For the first time in history, reliable and detailed data on manifold aspects of civil society and political parties are available for virtually all countries from 1900 to 20121. This policy brief highlights the first findings of V-Dem scholars analyzing this data.
The Brief is available here.