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Civil Strife Events, 1955-1970 (ICPSR 7531) RSS

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Summary:

This study contains information about instances of internal conflict or violence that occurred in various countries or political entities between 1955-1970. Data were collected from serial publications on any overt collective confrontation between private and/or public groups that took place within the boundaries of a political system. Events in over 100 countries were recorded for the period 1961-1965. From the original group of countries, 87 were also coded for civil strife events occurring between 1966-1970, and a stratified sample of 10 political entities designed to represent countries at different levels of economic development was further investigated for the period 1955-1960. Each event was coded for approximately 90 characteristics, including date and duration of event, type and number of participants, location, type of event, motives of actors, and amounts of violence. Related studies CIVIL STRIFE CONFLICT MAGNITUDES, 1955-1970 (ICPSR 7485) and CONFLICT AND SOCIETY (ICPSR 7452) contain, respectively, measures of the magnitude and intensity of the events covered in the present study and indicators for the independent variables selected to test causal relationships with these events.

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Gurr, Ted Robert. CIVIL STRIFE EVENTS, 1955-1970. ICPSR07531-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1999. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07531.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   aggression, civil disorders, civil wars, coup d'etat, internal political conflict, political protests, political violence, revolutions, riots, social conflict, social protest, violence

Geographic Coverage:   Global

Time Period:  

  • 1955--1970

Universe:   Events relating to internal conflicts that occurred between 1955-1970 in up to 115 polities worldwide.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Methodology

Sample:   All major events, like coups d'etat and major guerrilla wars, were captured in this study, while a number of minor events may have been missed due to lack of coverage in the utilized sources.

Data Source:

THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE NEW YORK TIMES INDEX, ANNUAL REGISTER OF WORLD EVENTS, FACTS ON FILE, HISPANIC-AMERICAN REPORT, AFRICAN RESEARCH BULLETIN, AFRICAN DIGEST, ASIAN RECORDER, EAST EUROPE: A MONTHLY REVIEW OF EAST EUROPEAN AFFAIRS, EASTERN EUROPE, and others

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