The purpose of the Data Archive on Democracies is to collect, systematize and analyze data concerning various aspects of advanced democracies around the world.
Specifically, this area’s goal is to build a longitudinal and comparative set of data allowing the measurement and analysis of democracy’s distinct qualities: rule of law, electoral accountability, interinstitutional accountability, political participation, political competition, freedom, solidarity and equality, and responsiveness.
The area will provide tools enabling other scholars to independently analyze our data. It also drafts reports and articles on the change of democratic quality in individual countries or groups of countries, and organizes seminars and conferences on specific theoretical and methodological aspects concerning the measurement of a democracy’s quality.
The Data Archive on Democracies is directed by Mario Quaranta.