Vanessa Boese - EDP Network

Vanessa Boese

EDP Network Member

Vanessa A. Boese is Assistant Professor at the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She obtained her PhD in economics summer 2019 at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. She has worked on the measurement of political institutions, on democratic resilience, on processes of regime transformation (democratization and autocratization) and on how these processes interact with conflict, or socio-economic outcomes. The findings from her research are published or forthcoming in journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Political Science Research and Methods, Democratization, and the Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy.

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Publications by Vanessa Boese

Vanessa Boese, Staffan Lindberg, Martin Lundstedt, Yuko Sato, Kelly Morrison | 2022

Institutional Order in Episodes of Autocratization

in: V-Dem Working Paper 133

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Vanessa Boese, Nazifa Alizada, Martin Lundstedt, Kelly Morrison, Natalia Natsika, Yuko Sato, Hugo Tai, Staffan I. Lindberg | 2022

Autocratization Changing Nature?

in: Democracy Report 2022, Varieties of Democracy Institute (V-Dem)

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Vanessa Boese, Markus Eberhardt | 2022

Which Institutions Rule? Unbundling the Democracy-Growth Nexus

in: V-Dem Working Paper 131

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Vanessa Boese, Matthew C. Wilson | 2022

A Short History of Contestation and Participation

in: V-Dem Working Paper 130

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Vanessa Boese, Michael Beyerlein, Scott Gates, Katrin Kamin, Syed Mansoob Murshed | 2021

Populism and COVID-19: How Populist Governments (Mis)Handle the Pandemic

in: Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy, Volume 2, Issue 3

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Vanessa Boese, Staffan I. Lindberg, Anna Lührmann | 2021

Waves of autocratization and democratization: a rejoinder

in: Democratization, Volume 28, Issue 6

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