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Assistant Professor, HSE UniversityShow bioclose
Received his PhD in Political Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He is an assistant professor at HSE University, Russia; as well as a research fellow at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development and a project manager for the Varieties of Democracy Project. His research interests include post-Soviet politics, identity politics, statistical techniques for measuring difficult concepts, and survey research. More here.
Associate Profressor, North Dakota State UniversityShow bioclose
Associate Professor at North Dakota State University and a co-developer of the Digital Society Project, Unified Democracy Scores, and Scythe Statistical Library, and a project manager for the Varieties of Democracy Project. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Illinois, USA, and specializes in statistical tools designed to answer questions about political institutions, party organization, digital politics, and the political economy of development. More here.
Director, Vitosha ResearchShow bioclose
Senior Fellow at CSD and Director of Vitosha Research. Since 1991 he has participated in the design and implementation of a number of social and market research projects in the fields of social and economic behavior, social justice, corruption and organized crime, and crime victimization, including the Corruption Monitoring System, National Crime Survey, Survey of the Grey Sector, Eurobarometer and Flash Eurobarometer Surveys in Bulgaria. Dr. Stoyanov also works as Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of National and World Economy, Sofia. More here.
Bulgaria, Czechia, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia
respondents in public opinion polls
Expert survey with at least 20 experts per country
Expert interviews conducted by analysts in each country
Desk research conducted by analysts in each country
Public opinion polls conducted on a representative sample of 1000+ respondents per country
Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index
World Press Freedom Index
Selected variables and subindices of Variables of Democracy project
Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index
On a 1-100 scale (where 1 = most resilient and 100 = most vulnerable), it reveals each country’s resilience level in the analyzed dimensions and identifies gaps and soft spots.
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focus group discussions with 320 participants
Project was financially supported by the US Department of State’s Global Engagement Center.