Capturing events related to democratic erosion and autocratic consolidation across over 100 countries since 2000.
About the Democratic Erosion Event Dataset
The Democratic Erosion Event Dataset (DEED) records discrete events related to democratic erosion and autocratic consolidation across countries and over time. Students of the consortium produce case narratives that are then coded and added to the dataset annually according to an analytic framework developed by Dr. Jessica Gottlieb and a team of Master’s students at Texas A&M University. DEED was developed in collaboration with USAID’s Center for Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG).
Navigating the Event Dataset
- Data Viewer & Download: View and explore the current Democratic Erosion Event Dataset; download the entire dataset or just a sample as an Excel, CSV, or PDF file.
- Data Visualizations: Explore our interactive data visualization features; see guide for potential uses.
- Descriptive Statistics: A visual snapshot of the dataset, including erosion events by country, year, or event type.
- Methodology: Learn more about the analytic framework used to create the DEED and view the codebook for details on specific variables.
Citing the data
Please cite the DEED raw data and/or data dashboard as follows:
Gottlieb, Jessica, Robert Blair, Hannah Baron, Aries Arugay, Cameron Ballard-Rosa, Don Davidson, Laura Gamboa, Guy Grossman, Shelby Grossman, Christina Kulich-Vamvakas, Nancy Lapp, Jennifer McCoy, Amanda Robinson, Steven Rosenzweig, Eric Royer, Cathy Lisa Schneider, Susan Stokes, and Megan Turnbull. 2022. “Democratic Erosion Event Dataset v5.” Democratic Erosion: A Cross-University Collaboration.
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