Policy Briefs

 Brief #TitleAuthor(s)Citation
 Brief #TitleAuthor(s)Citation
PB #32 Pandemic Backsliding: A Year of Violations and Advances in Response to Covid-19 Palina Kolvani, Martin Lundstedt, Amanda B. Edgell, Jean Lachapelle

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 32, July 2021.

PB #31 Case for Democracy: Do Democracies Perform Better Combatting Climate Change? University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 31, May 2021.
PB #30 Case for Democracy: Does Democracy Bring International and Domestic Peace and Security? University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 30, May 2021.
PB #29 Case for Democracy: Does Democracy Increase Global Health? University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 29, May 2021.
PB #28 Case for Democracy: Are Democracies Better for Social Protection of the Poor, Gender Equality, and Social Cohesion? University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 28, May 2021.
PB #27 Case for Democracy: Does Democracy Cause Economic Growth, Stability, and Work for the Poor? University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 27, May 2021.
PB #26 Pandemic Backsliding: Democracy Nine Months into the Covid-19 Pandemic Palina Kolvani, Shreeya Pillai, Amanda B. Edgell, Sandra Grahn, Stefanie Kaiser, Jean Lachapelle and Anna Lührmann University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 26, December 2020.
PB #25 Pandemic Backsliding: Democracy and Disinformation Seven Months into the Covid-19 Pandemic Palina Kolvani, Martin Lundstedt, Seraphine F. Maerz, Anna Lührmann, Jean Lachapelle, Sandra Grahn and Amanda B. Edgell University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 25, October 2020.
PB #24 An Update on Pandemic Backsliding: Democracy Four Months After the Beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic Amanda B. Edgell, Sandra Grahn, Jean Lachapelle, Anna Lührmann, and Seraphine F. Maerz, University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 24, June 2020.
PB #23 Pandemic Backsliding: Does Covid-19 Put Democracy at Risk? Anna Lührmann, Amanda B. Edgell, Seraphine F. Maerz University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 23, April 2020.
PB #22 Political Accountability: Vertical, Horizontal, and Diagonal Constraints on Governments Emily Walsh University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 22, March 2020.
PB #21 Women’s Political Representation and Development Tatsiana Rahozina University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 21, February 2020.
PB #20 Democracy, Autocracy and Economic Development Carl Henrik Knutsen University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 20, November 2019.
PB #19 Populism and Autocratization Lena Günther, Anna Lührmann University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 19, December 2018.
PB #18 Neopatrimonialism and Democracy Artem Spirin, Anna Lührmann University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 18, December 2018.
PB #17 The V-Dem Method for Aggregating Expert-Coded Data Laura Maxwell, Kyle L. Marquardt, Anna Lührmann University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 17, May 2018.
PB #16 International Electoral Assistance: Between Enhancing Democratization and Legitimizing Authoritarian Rule Anna Lührmann University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 16, March 2018.
PB #15 Elections and Democratization Thomas Kräuchi, Anna Lührmann University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 15, November 2017.
PB #14 Information and Revolution Pelle Ahlin University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 14, November 2017.
PB #13 Measuring Corruption in Sustainable Development Target 16.5 with V-Dem Data Moa Olin University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 13, October 2017.
PB #12 Measuring the Reduction of All Forms of Violence and Related Death Rates in SDG Target 16.1 with V-Dem Data Laura Saxer University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 12, October 2017.
PB #11 Measuring SDG Target 16.3 with V-Dem Data: The Rule of Law at the National and International Levels, and Equal Access to Justice for All Laura Saxer University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 11, October 2017.
PB #10 Measuring Responsive, Inclusive, Participatory and Representative Decision-Making at all Levels in SDG Target 16.7 with V-Dem Data Laura Saxer and Anna Lührmann University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 10, October 2017.
PB #09 Democratic Institutions at Local and National Levels: Drivers for Economic Development? Eric Bader and Anna Lührmann University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 9, March 2017.
PB #08 The History and Current State of Direct Democracy in the World Tolga Tan and Anna Lührmann University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 8, March 2017.
PB #07 Measuring Public Access to Information and Protection of Fundamental Freedoms in Sustainable Development Target 16.10 with V-Dem Data Janina Schlecht and Anna Lührmann University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 7, January 2017.
PB #06 Democracy and Civil War Sophie Cassel and Anna Lührmann University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 6, December 2016.
PB #05 Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Valeriya Mechkova and Rachel Sigman University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 5.1, May 2018.
PB #04 Measuring women’s political empowerment and investigating the role of women’s civil liberties in democratization Ruben Dieleman and Frida Andersson University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 4, June 2016.
PB #03 The Role of Legislative Powers for Executive Corruption Anna Lührmann and Arthur Chisanga University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 3, January, 13 2016.
PB #02 Civil Society and Political Parties Revisited Anna Lührmann University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 2, November, 5 2015.
PB #01 Measuring Accountability in Sustainable Development Target 16.6 with V-Dem Data Frida Andersson, Valeriya Mechkova and Anna Lührmann University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 1, October, 23 2015.
BPS #09 New Global Data on Political Parties: V-Party Anna Lührmann, Juraj Medzihorsky, Garry Hindle, Staffan I. Lindberg University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Briefing Paper, No. 9, October 2020.
BPS #08 LGBTIs Inclusion in Democracy: Trends and Outcomes Sirianne Dahlum University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Briefing Papers Series, No. 8, May 2020.
BPS #07 Women’s Participation and Influence as Pillar of Democracy Valeriya Mechkova University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Briefing Papers Series, No. 7, May 2020.
BPS #06 Does Corruption Undermine Democracy? Brigitte Seim University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Briefing Papers Series, No. 6, May 2020.
BPS #05 Characteristics of the Private Sector and Democracy Carl Henrik Knursen University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Briefing Papers Series, No. 5, May 2020.
BPS #04 The Importance of the Rule of Law for a Robust, Functioning Democracy Svend Erik Skaaning University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Briefing Papers Series, No. 4, May 2020.
BPS #03 The Role of Political Parties in Making Democracy Work Allen Hicken University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Briefing Papers Series, No. 3, May 2020.
BPS #02 Executive Power in the Middle East Abdalhadi Alijla University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Briefing Papers Series, No. 2, January 2016.
BPS #01 Women’s rights in the Middle East – new data show both improvement and impasseValeriya Mechkova, Frida Andersson, Aksel Sundström and Abdalhadi Alijla University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Briefing Papers Series, No. 1, March 2015.
PB #34 Case for Democracy: Democracies Produce More Transparent and Higher-Quality Data V-Dem Institute

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 34, January 2022.

PB #33 Case for Democracy: Does Democracy Improve Public Goods Provision? V-Dem Institute

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 33, January 2022.

PB #35 Case for Democracy: Does Democracy Have Dividends for Education? V-Dem Institute

University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: V-Dem Policy Brief, No. 35, January 2022.