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The Democracy Matrix goes online!

The Democracy Matrix goes online!

Simultaneous to the start of the new homepage, the Democracy Matrix Research Project team published the first version of the Democracy Matrix dataset. The Democracy Matrix (DeMaX) is a tool for measuring democratic quality. Drawing on data from the Varieties-of-Democracy-Project (V-Dem), the Democracy Matrix covers more than 170 countries in the period between 1900 and 2017. Thus, the DeMaX presents itself as an alternative to common measurement concepts. If you want to learn more about the research project of the…

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We are now on Facebook and Twitter!

We are now on Facebook and Twitter!

We are very glad to announce that both our official Facebook page and Twitter account are now launched! You can follow us @EcprG on Twitter and check our Facebook page at fb.me/EcprPoliticalConcepts. Both accounts are open to members of the Standing Group to promote their works and announce any upcoming events. Just drop in a message and we will happily share. We will also use these accounts to share announcements related to the Standing Group and promote further interaction between…

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Successful presence in Hamburg!

Successful presence in Hamburg!

The ECPR General Conference 2018, held in 22-25 August, was a great success for the members of the Political Concepts Standing Group. We had a strong presence with nine panels in our own Section. The Section was organized by Rieke Trimcev (Greifswald) and Rosario Lopez (Malaga) and numerous papers were presented on a wide range of themes such as the concept of politics in post-war political science, conservatism between politics and philosophy, and conceptualizing inter-parliamentary politics. Many thanks to our…

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Welcome to the new Standing Group website!

Welcome to the new Standing Group website!

As the Standing Group was recently founded, we are very happy to launch our new website! Our aim is to make it your regular reference point when searching for practical information related to research on political concepts in Europe and beyond!