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Middle East Political Events Data, 1979-1995 (ICPSR 6699)

Principal Investigator(s): Pevehouse, Jon

Summary:

This study is a collection of machine-coded events using the coding scheme employed in BEHAVIORAL CORRELATES OF WAR, 1816-1975 (ICPSR 8606) (BCOW) to create a continuous time series of data on interstate interaction covering the Levant area (countries bordering on the eastern Mediterranean sea). The collection was produced by a computer program, developed at the University of Kansas, which reads in Reuters News Service reports and parses the first sentence (the lead) into the three main components (subject, verb, and object). The Kansas Events Data System (KEDS) program then recodes these components according to the BCOW coding scheme. This data collection is the first using the BCOW scheme that is completely machine-coded. Each yearly dataset contains four variables: date, source (subject), target (object), and action (verb). Dictionary files that match the actual person, group, or event to the coded value are provided. In addition, the principal investigator has provided information on linking the datasets for longitudinal analysis.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  1979 Data - Download All Files (0.136 MB)
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DS2:  1980 Data - Download All Files (0.19 MB)
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DS3:  1981 Data - Download All Files (0.193 MB)
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DS4:  1982 Data - Download All Files (0.248 MB)
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DS6:  1984 Data - Download All Files (0.195 MB)
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DS7:  1985 Data - Download All Files (0.225 MB)
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DS8:  1986 Data - Download All Files (0.263 MB)
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DS9:  1987 Data - Download All Files (0.31 MB)
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DS10:  1988 Data - Download All Files (0.197 MB)
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DS12:  1990 Data - Download All Files (0.289 MB)
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DS17:  1995 Data - Download All Files (0.256 MB)
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DS18:  Dictionary of Actors - Download All Files (0.098 MB)
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DS19:  Dictionary of Verbs (Actions) - Download All Files (0.34 MB)
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DS20:  Dictionary of Codes - Download All Files (0.051 MB)
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DS21:  Codebook for All Files
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Study Description

Citation

Pevehouse, Jon. MIDDLE EAST POLITICAL EVENTS DATA, 1979-1995. Lawrence, KS: Department of Political Science, University of Kansas [producer], 1996. ICPSR06699-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1996. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06699.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SBR-9410023)

Scope of Study

Geographic Coverage:   Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Middle East, Palestine, Syria, United States, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1979-04-15--1995-12-31

Universe:   All political interactions involving Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, the United States, and the Palestinians that were reported in lead sentences in Reuters News Service reports in the Reuters North America files of the Lexis/Nexis data service.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Methodology

Data Source:

Lexis/Nexis data service, Reuters North America file, World News Library

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 21 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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