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 Democracy Matrix, please visit the new homepage (domain: There your receive information about the conceptualization, measurement and aggregation. The dataset and codebook are also available for download. You can use the visualization options of the online analysis (matrix representation, line and radar graphs) to conduct your own investigations.

On behalf of:
Democracy Matrix Research Project
Chair of Comparative Politics and German Government
Institute of Political Science and Sociology
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg


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