Our group was composed of four members who all contributed to exploring the failures of existing democratic processes internationally, including regions from the U.S to Latin America to Europe. We examined different datasets available in the Harvard Dataverse, breaking down complex information into easy-to-read visuals! Our datasets include Effective Government and Evaluations of Democracy Cabinet Ministers and Inequality & data from the Latin American Public Opinion Project. All datasets were incorporated into these visuals to explore the modern meaning of representative democracy and its manifestations in societies globally.

Inspiration

Our inspiration was the work we had already seen done in the Harvard Dataverse. We were able to find datasets with a readily prevalent common theme of democratic failure.

What it does

Our three visuals explore the failures of existing democratic processes internationally, including regions from the U.S to Latin America to Europe.

How we built it

We built our visualizations using Tableau. Replications already available in the dataset allowed us to create the vizzes.

Challenges we ran into

One of our team members, who is proficient in JASP and uses it as their main platform for visualizations, had some issues with starting the application, experiencing multiple crashes.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Shifting responsibilities when we encountered an impasse with tech and being able to surmount unanticipated issues with tech, all while working together are all amazing accomplishments.

What we learned

We learned that there is power in the collaboration of a team and in mutual participation.

What's next for Vizathon 2021 Project

Hopefully we can extend our findings into something beyond Vizathon 2021 and turn this into a long-term team project.

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