SCOPE 2017
Keynote speakers

Svend-Erik SKAANING

University of Aarhus

Svend-Erik SKAANING is Professor of Political Science at the University of Aarhus, Denmark and co-principal investigator of the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project. 

He has published numerous articles on democratization, civil liberties, and the rule of law, as well as several books on these issues, including The Rule of Law: Definition, Measures, Patterns, and Causes (jointly with Jørgen Møller; Palgrave, 2014), Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspective: Conceptions, Conjunctures, Causes and Consequences (jointly with Jørgen Møller; Routledge, 2013), and Requisites of Democracy: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Explanation (jointly with Jørgen Møller; Routledge, 2011).


His most recent edited volumes are The State-Democracy Nexus: Conceptual Distinction, Theoretical Perspectives, and Comparative Approaches (with Jørgen Møller; Routledge, 2016) and Developing Democracies: Democracy, Democratization and Development (with Michael Böss and Jørgen Møller; University of Aarhus Press, 2013)

He is currently working on a book manuscript on democracy and dictatorship in interwar Europa and papers on relationship between democracy, conflict, and human development.