The democracy matrix is a project has been underway since 2016 and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). It is being conducted by the Chair of Comparative Politics and German Government at the University of Würzburg.
Two project phases:
- April 2016 – April 2018: “The Democracy Matrix as an Alternative to the Democracy Indices of Freedom House and Polity: Implementation of the Varieties-of-Democracy-Data by Using the 15-Field-Matrix of Democracy”
- April 2018– April 2021: “Causes of Transformation and Democracy Profiles: Empirical Findings of the Democracy Matrix”