Uppsala Forum Workshop: Designing Political Diversity Database

  • Datum: –12.00
  • Plats: Torgrummet, Gamla torget 2, Department of Government, Uppsala University
  • Arrangör: Co-organized by Karen Bird, Elin Bjarnegård, Melanie Hughes, Jackie F. Steele
  • Kontaktperson: Elin Bjarnegård
  • Seminarium

This workshop is a step towards the build-up of the Designing Political Diversity Database that aims to provide comprehensive, reliable and accessible data on formal policies designed to increase the political representation of ethnic groups and indigenous peoples around the world.

The database focuses on current, formal, and national policies that guarantee, advance, or strictly regulate the political representation of any ethnic or indigenous group. The creation of such a database addresses the present scarcity of systematic, cross-national data on the large number of policies that guarantee, advance, or strictly regulate the political representation of ethnic groups. The database will fill a knowledge gap among academics and practitioners alike.

The Uppsala Forum workshop builds on feedback from a one-day workshop in Poznan, Poland in 2016. The Research Leadership Team has since harmonized already existing data. This data, along with a coding scheme, will be presented to workshop participants. Participants will try out the coding scheme on countries of their expertise and provide feedback on its applicability. The location and interface of the database will also be discussed at the workshop.

The workshop is open to a maximum of 15 participants. Pre-registration is necessary, and applicants are asked to name a country in which they are familiar with policies that regulate the political representation of ethnic or indigenous groups.

DATE: Tuesday May 15, 2018
TIME: 9.15 – 12.00
VENUE: Torgrummet, Gamla torget 2, Department of Government, Uppsala University


Co-organized by Karen Bird, Elin Bjarnegård, Melanie Hughes, Jackie F. Steele.

To register and for more information, contact elin.bjarnegard@statsvet.uu.se. Please register for the workshop no later than April 30.

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