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Dimensions of Interaction, 1948-1973 (ICPSR 7426) RSS

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Summary:

This study includes event summaries derived from The Conflict and Peace Data Bank (COPDAB) Project (see also CONFLICT AND PEACE DATA BANK (COPDAB), 1948-1978 [ICPSR 7767]). Part 1 contains yearly summaries of events directed by one international actor toward another. There are both conflict and cooperation summaries, including measures of the frequency and intensity of events, and a measure of the dimension of interaction, which combines frequency and intensity. Event summaries are included only for dyads involving the following political entities as actors and targets: Algeria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Federal Republic of Germany, German Democratic Republic, Egypt, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine Liberation Organization, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Soviet Union. Data are recorded for each dyad for each year between 1948-1973. Part 2 contains domestic event summaries for the same 31 political entities. The variables measure frequency, intensity, and dimension of interaction (frequency and intensity) for both conflictive and cooperative domestic events. Data are recorded by year for each entity. In Part 3, a variable records the total number of international events initiated by each actor in each year, while a second variable calculates this yearly total as a percentage of all events initiated by the same actor during the 26-year period. Part 4 provides similar information, but with the dyad actor-target as a unit of analysis. One variable records the total number of events initiated by the actor toward the target over the whole time period, while a second variable calculates the number of events directed at one target as a percentage of the events directed at all targets.

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Summary of Inter-Nation Interactions - Download All Files (1.1 MB)
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DS2:  Summary of Domestic Interactions - Download All Files (0.1 MB)
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DS3:  Interaction Toward All Targets - Download All Files (0.1 MB)
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DS4:  Total Interactions Toward Each Target - Download All Files (0.1 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Azar, Edward E., and Thomas J. Sloan. Dimensions of Interaction, 1948-1973. ICPSR07426-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07426.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   aggression, civil disorders, conflict, diplomacy, domestic policy, international cooperation, international relations, military intervention, nations, Palestine Liberation Organization, political violence, violence, war

Geographic Coverage:   Africa, Algeria, Asia, Canada, China (Peoples Republic), Cyprus, Egypt, Europe, France, Germany, Global, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Middle East, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Soviet Union, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1948--1973

Universe:   International interactions and internal events in Algeria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Federal Republic of Germany, German Democratic Republic, Egypt, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine Liberation Organization, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, and United States between 1948-1973.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

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Data Source:

public sources such as newspapers, chronologies, and other historical sources

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 5 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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