David Altman is professor of political science at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His research and teaching lie in the field of comparative politics with an emphasis on democracy: its quality, its institutions, and its innovations. A former Kellogg Institute visiting fellow, he is the author of Direct Democracy Worldwide (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and a project manager for the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project.
Altman is a former dissertation year fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and holds a PhD in political science from the University of Notre Dame.
Academic Year 2002-2003 : The Politics of Coalition Formation and Survival under Multiparty Presidential Regimes +
Academic Year 2001-2002 : The Politics of Coalition Formation and Survival under Multiparty Presidential Regimes
What We're Excited About: Forthcoming Book Documenting the V-Dem Project
Dec 19, 2018
It is very gratifying to see that the Varieties of Democracy dataset is now being widely used and cited, not only by researchers but also by international organizations, development agencies, activists, teachers, and students.
Altman Coauthors V-Dem Working Paper
Jan 29, 2018
Congratulations to former Visiting Fellow and Doctoral Student David Altman, who has co-authored, along with Federico Rojas-de-Galarreta and Francisco Urdinez, a new working paper in the Varieties of Democracy Institute series, entitled "An Interactive Model of the Democratic Peace: Revisiting the Theory with Elastic Measures" (No. 61, January 2018).
V-Dem Researchers Plot Path Forward in Rome Conference
Oct 25, 2017
Researchers involved in the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project gathered in Rome from across the Americas and Europe to present their latest findings at the conference ”What Do We Know About Democratization After 117 Years?”