Browse International Data

Browse by Subject

This page allows you to search ICPSR holdings using subject terms. Each dataset has been assigned a subject term(s) that reflects the kind of data contained within that particular set of data. In cases where the dataset contains data on more than one subject, additional subject terms have been assigned. Below you will find a list of subject terms and a brief description of the information you are likely to find within each subject classification.

This information was prepared by Dr. Denise DeGarmo with support from ICPSR's Official Representative Sabbatical Fellowship program and ICPSR.

  1. Conflict Data

    Conflict data is the subject term used to identify international datasets that pertain to issues of war and peace. Conducting a search using this subject term will return datasets that include the following information: assassinations, coup d'etats, demonstrations and protests, international and civil wars, international security, military indicators, peace-making, political aggression, international stability and instability, and terrorism.

  2. Economic Data

    Economic data is the subject term used to classify those international datasets that contain economic information. A search using this subject term will return datasets that include the following information: agricultural policies, currency, economic attitudes, economic behavior, economic crises, economic indicators, economic transitions, economic trends, the European Union, foreign aid, Gross National and Gross Domestic Products, integration, International Monetary Fund, labor statistics, and the World Bank.

  3. Electoral Systems and Political Behavior

    Datasets that contain information about political and electoral systems, as well as political behavior, have been classified under this subject term. Using this subject term in a search will return datasets concerning: electoral studies, elites, European Union membership, government-citizen relations, institutions and structures; institutional change, political authority, political cleavages, political indicators, political parties, and, the role of government.

  4. Environmental Data

    Environmental data encompasses those international datasets that contain data related to the environment. Using this subject term to search the holdings of the IDRC will return datasets containing the following information: energy, environmental indicators, environmental policy, environmental problems and concerns, health impacts of the environmental, and the state of the environment.

  5. Health Data

    Health data is the subject term used to identify international datasets that pertain to issues of health. Conducting a search using this subject term will return data that include the following information: cancer, cause of death, family life, fertility and population control, general health indicators, health aspects of aging, health culture, HIV/AIDS, and the World Health Organization.

  6. Human Dimension of International Relations

    Datasets included within this classification capture a wide array of social phenomena. These phenomena include: class, crime and victimization, family life, gender, identity, immigration and immigrants, intergenerational studies, leisure activities, religion and religious identification, social indicators, social inequality, and social welfare.

  7. Public Opinion Data

    The Public Opinion classification includes all international data pertaining to public opinion. The data holdings in this area are particularly rich. Surveys for most topics in the social sciences can be retrieved using this subject term. Additionally, important surveys such as the Afrobarometer, AsiaBarometer and Eurobarometer can easily be located under this classification.

  8. International Organizations

    International Organizations is the subject term used to identify international datasets that pertain to international organizations and their activities. Conducting a search using this subject term will return datasets that include the following information: characteristics of international organizations, European Union, International Labor Organization, International Monetary Fund, membership data, United Nations and its international interactions, United Nations General Assembly, World Bank, and World Health Organization.

Foundational Datasets

Located among the international data holdings of ICPSR are foundational studies for the fields of international relations and comparative politics. These pivotal studies transformed the way world politics were studied by using the scientific method to study international phenomena. The datasets identified here contributed to some of the most important studies to emerge in the literature.

Foundational Studies in International Relations

The Work of Karl W. Deutsch

The Works of Ted Robert Gurr

The Work of Ernst Haas

The Work of Ole R. Holsti

The Work of Paul Huth

The Works of Harold K. Jacobson

The Work of Jack S. Levy

The Work of Joseph Nye

The Work of A.F.K. Organski

The Work of James N. Rosenau

The Works of Bruce M. Russett

The Works of J. David Singer

The Work of Quincy Wright

Foundational Studies in Comparative Politics

The Work of Gabriel Almond

The Work of James L Gibson

The Work of Charles Tilly

The Work of Sydney Verba

The Work of Guillermo O'Donnell

The Work of Seymour Martin Lipset

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