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Domestic Conflict Behavior, 1919-1966 (ICPSR 5003)

Principal Investigator(s): Banks, Arthur S.


The data for this study were collected to provide information on patterns of domestic conflict behavior in 111 independent countries for the years 1919-1966. The variables record the occurrence of riots, anti-government demonstrations, purges, major government crises, strikes, coups, revolutions, assassinations, and guerrilla war. Data exist for the full 42 years for 52 of the countries, but for the other 59 countries data exist for less than 42 years. Data may be obtained in either of two formats: nations as cases or nation/years as cases. In the first format one case would be "Canada" and possible variables would be "riots-1919," etc. In the second format, "Canada-1919" and "Canada-1920" would be possible cases, and "riots" would appear as a variable.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Nations As Case - Download All Files (0.282 MB)
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DS2:  Year As Case - Download All Files (0.297 MB)
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DS3:  Codebook For All Parts
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Study Description


Banks, Arthur S. Domestic Conflict Behavior, 1919-1966. ICPSR05003-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05003.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05003.v2

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (GS-2420)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    assassinations, civil disorders, coup d'etat, government crises, internal political conflict, political violence, protest demonstrations, revolutions, riots, war

Geographic Coverage:    Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China (Peoples Republic), Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Global, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam (Socialist Republic), Yemen, Yugoslavia

Time Period:   

  • 1919--1966

Universe:    A total of 107 countries in the world.

Data Type(s):    event/transaction data

Data Collection Notes:

See also the related data collection, DIMENSIONS OF CONFLICT BEHAVIOR WITHIN AND BETWEEN NATIONS, 1955-1960 [ICPSR 5021].


Data Source:

The New York Times


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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