- Date: –11:45
- Location: Hall 1, Gamla Torget 3
- Lecturer: Staffan Lindberg, V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg
- Organiser: Department of Peace and Conflict Research
- Contact person: Magnus Öberg
The Speaker Series lectures are open to the public. Most welcome!
On Thursday, 28 November, Professor Staffan I. Lindberg will present the Varieties of Democracy project. V-Dem employs a new approach to conceptualizing and measuring democracy, providing a multi-dimensional and disaggregated dataset that reflects the complexity of the concept of democracy as a system of rule that goes beyond the simple presence of elections. The V-Dem project distinguishes between five high-level principles of democracy: electoral, liberal, participatory, deliberative, and egalitarian, and collects data to measure these principles.
Staffan I. Lindberg is Director of the V-Dem Institute and professor of political science at Göteborg University. He has published widely on democracy and elections, particularly in Africa. His most widely cited books are “Democracy and Elections in Africa” and “Democratization by Elections,” both published by Johns Hopkins University Press.