Policy Conference “Supporting Democracy – How?”

April 28, 2015

We will share policy-relevant findings using the new, unique V-Dem data. About 20 brief 5-minute presentations devoted to topics such as sequences of democratization leading to breakdown vs consolidation; whether “early” elections are a good thing or not; effects of democratization on infant mortality, life expectancy, income inequality, macro-economic development, women’s representation and empowerment; and many other topics. 

V-Dem’s innovative data on almost 400 indicators and indices of democracy across 168 countries covering 1900-2012 will be employed for the first time in these policy-targeted presentations. The conference features leading scholars on democratization and democracy from universities across continents such as University of Notre Dame, Boston University, Lund University, University of Gothenburg, Emory University, University of Florida, The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, and many others. 

We look forward to welcome a broad range of policy makers, practitioners, as well as representatives of international governmental and non-governmental organizations. 

Time: 13.00-18.00

Venue: Vasaparken, Main Building, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 

Organizer: V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 

With Funding From: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond

If you plan to attend, please register by sending e-mail to Natalia Stepanova at natalia.stepanova@v-dem.net by latest May, 7.

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