Articles by Alexander Hudson

December 13, 2021

🦋 How to measure democracy: A practitioner’s view

Alexander Hudson
How we measure democracy matters, writes Alexander Hudson. For practitioners, measuring the component parts of democracy is just as important as using an integral concept of democracy
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Alexander Hudson
Democracy Assessment Specialist, Democracy Assessment Unit, International IDEA, Stockholm

As part of the team that produces the Global State of Democracy Indices and Global State of Democracy Report, Alexander contributes to data collection, analysis and visualisation work.

Prior to joining International IDEA, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.

Alexander has also taught courses at the University of Texas at Austin, Fundação GetĂșlio Vargas Rio de Janeiro Law School, and Georg-August-UniversitĂ€t Göttingen.

His research has been published by Cambridge University Press, Political Research Quarterly, Comparative Politics, Electoral Studies, and Democratization, among other outlets.

He tweets @a2hudson

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