ICPSR Logo

This study is provided by ICPSR. ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.

Systemic Conditions of Political Aggression (SCOPA) Project, 1955-1964 (ICPSR 5207) RSS

Principal Investigator(s):

Summary:

This study contains data on 35,000 worldwide domestic conflict events in the period 1955-1964. The events fall under two broad categories: (1) turmoil initiated by members of the general populace and directed either against the government or against other persons or groups within the society, and (2) coercion and conciliation initiated by officeholders and directed toward other members or branches of the government. A subset of events in both categories is designated as minority group tensions. Variables include the legal status of the nation, type of event, type of group, issues involved, event's location, duration of event, number of participants, amount of violence, number of people arrested, injured, or killed, and the level of repressive force. A summary scale was developed to indicate the intensity of the event.

Access Notes

  • These data are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions. Because you are not logged in, we cannot verify that you will be able to download the data.

Dataset(s)

Dataset - Download All Files (6.6 MB)
Documentation:
Data:

Study Description

Citation

Feierabend, Ivo, Rosalind Feierabend, and Betty Nesvold. Systemic Conditions of Political Aggression (SCOPA) Project, 1955-1964. ICPSR05207-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05207.v1

Persistent URL:

Export Citation:

  • RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
  • EndNote XML (EndNote X4.0.1 or higher)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   civil disorders, fatalities, injuries, internal political conflict, political opposition, political violence, repression, social protest, violence

Geographic Coverage:   Global

Time Period:  

  • 1955--1964

Data Types:   event/transaction data, survey data

Methodology

Sample:   A total of about 35,000 political events worldwide in the period 1955-1964.

Data Source:

(1) THE NEW YORK TIMES, (2) THE NEW YORK TIMES INDEX, and (3) FACTS 0N FILE

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed consistency checks.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Related Publications (see Notes)

Variables

Utilities

Metadata Exports

If you're looking for collection-level metadata rather than an individual metadata record, please visit our Metadata Records page.

Download Statistics

Found a problem? Use our Report Problem form to let us know.