Version 4 (Mar 2015)

Versions respond to changes to the dataset for V-Dem variables (A, B, C, D), including new variables, new indices, corrections to existing variables, and new iterations of the measurement model.

 

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Download the Codebook v4 for the Analysis by clicking on the icon to the left. Please note that all variables that V-Dem is compiling are included in the Codebook.

Suggested citation: Coppedge, Michael, John Gerring, Staffan I. Lindberg, Jan Teorell, David Altman, Michael Bernhard, M. Steven Fish, Adam Glynn, Allen Hicken, Carl Henrik Knutsen, Kelly McMann, Daniel Pemstein, Svend-Erik Skaaning, Jeffrey Staton, Eitan Tzelgov, Yi-ting Wang, Brigitte Zimmerman. 2015. “Varieties of Democracy Codebook v4”. Varieties of Democracy Project: Project Documentation Paper Series.

 
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Download the Organization and Management v4 by clicking on the icon to the left.

Document includes a brief overview of the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project – the team, the web site, outreach to the international community, funding, progress to date, and sustainability.

Suggested citation: Coppedge, Michael, John Gerring, Staffan I. Lindberg, Jan Teorell, Josefine Pernes, Natalia Stepanova, Valeriya Mechkova, and Frida Andresson. 2015. “Varieties of Democracy Organization and Management v4”. Varieties of Democracy Project: Project Documentation Paper Series.

 
 
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Download the Methodolgy v4 by clicking on the icon to the left. Part I sets forth the V-Dem conceptual scheme. Part II discusses the process of data collection. Part III describes the measurement model along with efforts to identify and correct errors.

Suggested citation: Coppedge, Michael, John Gerring, Staffan I. Lindberg, Daniel Pemstein, Svend-Erik Skaaning, Jan Teorell, Eitan Tzelgov, Yi-ting Wang, David Altman, Michael Bernhard, M. Steven Fish, Adam Glynn, Allen Hicken, Carl Henrik Knutsen, Kelly McMann, Jeffrey Staton, Brigitte Zimmerman. 2015. “Varieties of Democracy Methodology v4”. Varieties of Democracy Project: Project Documentation Paper Series.

 
 
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Download the Country Coding Units v4 by clicking on the icon to the left.

This document lists (a) every country in the eventual V-Dem database, (b) the years for which we have collect data or plan to collect data (in parentheses next to the entry); (c) the polities that comprise each country’s 20th century history (even if falling outside the time-period that we wish to code); and (d) the borders of each country (wherever this might be unclear).

Suggested citation: Coppedge, Michael, John Gerring, Staffan I. Lindberg, Jan Teorell, Vlad Ciobanu. 2015. “Varieties of Democracy Country Coding Units v4”. Varieties of Democracy Project: Project Documentation Paper Series.

 

If a variable(s) drawn from the V-Dem database plays an important role in your project (published or unpublished) this should be publicly acknowledged. Suggested citation(s) are offered at the end of each entry.