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Democracy is a complex concept. It has to do with elections. It has to do with legislatures. It has to do with civil society organizations and courts and political styles of politicians. There's a lot packed into the concept and it's multidimensional, because some of these components don't move together.
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Michael Coppedge is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, a principal investigator of the Varieties of Democracy project, and a faculty fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. He is a coeditor (along with Amanda Edgell, Carl Henrik Knutsen, and Staffan Lindberg) of Why Democracies Develop and Decline.
- Democracy as a multidimensional concept
- How the conditions for democratization differ from those for backsliding
- Ways researchers use information from V-Dem to discover new insights about democracy
- New findings from V-Dem research regarding presidentialism, party system institutionalization, and anti-system parties
- How has V-Dem changed research about democracy
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Why Democracies Develop and Decline edited by Michael Coppedge, Amanda B. Edgell, Carl Henrik Knutsen and Staffan I. Lindberg
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