Research Workshop - Varieties of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: Regional and Global Perspectives, 9 March 2017, Hungary

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Workshop

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.

The workshop will feature a combination of top international scholars related to the V-Dem project as well as researchers who have been using this data to study democracy. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Michael Coppedge, V-Dem Principal Investigator, Professor of Political Science and Faculty Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame
  • Svend-Erik Skaaning, V-Dem Principal Investigator, Professor of Political Science Aarhus University
  • Kelly McMann, V-Dem Project Manager, Associate Professor of Political Science Case Western Reserve University
  • Valeriya Mechkova, Doctoral Research Assistant, V-Dem Institute, University of Gothenburg

The workshop has no participation fee and will include a reception at its close. Workshop participants are responsible for covering their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

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: vdem@ut.ee

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.

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