Thursday, March 9, 2017
The Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) dataset has become an institutional element of political science with its unprecedented coverage of countries, years and variables for the measurement of democracy across time and regions.
For Central and Eastern Europe, the dataset has opened up new frontiers of research, allowing us to look at long-term country trajectories, country-wise comparisons, cross-regional analyses, diachronic studies of democratic change, and many other topics.
To take stock of these new horizons, the V-Dem Regional Center for Eastern Europe and Russia and the Central European University are co-sponsoring a research workshop on varieties of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe.
The purpose of the workshop will be to bring together people who have been part of the process of creating V-Dem along with those who have been working with this data in their academic work. As such, the workshop will provide a unique occasion for expanding and integrating this emerging research community.
Call for Papers
This Call for Papers invites researchers, scholars and advanced graduate students working on or using V-Dem data to submit paper proposals for participation in the afternoon sessions of the workshop. Papers may focus on Central and Eastern Europe or other regions and be at different stages of completion, including dissertation overviews or country-analyses of V-Dem data. All papers will be assigned discussants and will therefore benefit from in-depth review and discussion. Promising papers may be recommended for publication as a V-Dem Regional Institute Working Paper.
Proposals should include the author’s name and affiliation, a preliminary title and an abstract of up to 300 words. Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline is December 15, 2016, with participants being notified by January 1.
Individuals interested in attending the workshop without a paper are also welcome to register using the e-mail address above. The same travel and accommodation provisions apply.
For more information click "Further official information" below.