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Southern African Subsystem Events Data, 1973-1976 (ICPSR 7587) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection contains event/interaction data characterizing over 13,000 events related to affairs in Southern Africa between 1973 and 1976. An event/interaction is defined in this study as an activity undertaken by an international or transnational actor wherein it may be inferred that the actor has undertaken the activity in order to affect the behavior of the target of the event. The actor or target is defined as one of nine core states (Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Rhodesia, Malawi, South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, and Swaziland), 17 liberation movements within those states (e.g., the ANC, MPLA, and FNLA), seven Bantu homelands (Bophutha Tswana, Ciskei, Ganzankulu, Kwazulu, Lebowa, Transkei, and Vhavenda), five peripheral African powers (Zaire, Tanzania, Zambia, Malagasy Republic, and Mauritius), 11 non-African powers "intrusive" in the region (United States, Brazil, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Portugal, West Germany, Soviet Union, China, Japan, and Cuba), and eight international organizations (e.g., NATO, EEC, and OAU). Two versions of the data were created: Part 1, which contains numeric data only, and Part 2, which includes text that briefly describes each event/interaction. Contents of the files include types of action (including both conflictual and cooperative verbal evaluation or perceptions, verbal desire, verbal intent, and physical deeds), issue areas over which the actors interact (coded in five main values categories: security, territory, status, human resources, and nonhuman resources), dyad descriptions, change-continue scale, multilateral-unilateral scale, isolationist-internationalist scale, event source, and year, month, day, and page of source.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Numeric - Download All Files (3,484 KB)
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DS2:  Numeric and Descriptive - Download All Files (10,092 KB)
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Study Description

Citation

McGowan, Patrick. Southern African Subsystem Events Data, 1973-1976. ICPSR07587-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1978. doi:10.3886/ICPSR07587.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   dissent, internal political conflict, international alliances, international conflict, international cooperation, international organizations, isolationism, national security, policy analysis, political change, political ethics, political movements, political violence, social protest, threats

Geographic Coverage:   Africa, Angola, Botswana, Global, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Time Period:  

  • 1973--1976

Date of Collection:  

  • 1973--1976

Universe:   Events/interactions involving affairs in Southern Africa between 1973 and 1976.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Methodology

Data Source:

AFRICA RESEARCH BULLETIN (POLITICAL SERIES), AFRICA RESEARCH BULLETIN (ECONOMIC SERIES), AFRICA DIARY, AFRICA RECORDER, CHRONOLOGIE POLITIQUE AFRICAINE, NEW YORK TIMES INDEX, FACTS ON FILE, KEESING'S CONTEMPORARY ARCHIVES, and ANNUAL REGISTER OF WORLD EVENTS, and Deadline Data on World Affairs (an educational information service)

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:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB7587.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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