Polity transitions
Democratic transitions

We conduct empirical research within a large variety of areas. These are some of our recent projects:

In a large comparative study of legal systems, a total of 150 laws have been analysed and several patterns of change identified (Jarrick & Wallenberg-Bondesson).

In collaboration with political scientists, we have studies democratic transitions using detailed databases (Wang et al. 2017).

We have also studied language contact situations (Jansson et al. 2015), cooking and burial customs. These studies have involved development of quantitative methods for studying change (Isaksson et al. 2015, Lindenfors et al. 2017).