Varieties of Democracy

Elizabeth Rankin | Jan. 17, 2014 | Kellogg Institute for International Studies

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Researchers and policymakers who attended the first public presentation in Latin America of the Varieties of Democracy project (V-Dem) in January 2014 experienced firsthand the usefulness of the collaborative research effort’s detailed and accurate democracy indicators.

“The indices in existence today allow us to see only a limited range in the democracy spectrum,” said former Visiting Fellow David Altman of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), which cohosted the public event at Santiago’s Casa Central on January 8.

“The principal objective of Varieties of Democracy is to allow us to see the full dimensionality and spectrum of democracy,” observed Altman, a Notre Dame PhD who serves as V-Dem project manager for Latin America.

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