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PRINCE Project: International Transactions, Issue Specific Interactions and Power Data Sets, 1966-1972 (ICPSR 5006)

Principal Investigator(s): Coplin, William; O'Leary, Michael; Shapiro, Howard


This data collection is composed of four files: one World Event Interaction Survey file (Part 1), and three data values files including an Aggregate Data Values file (Part 2), a Treaty Data Values Issue Position file (Part 3), and an Event Data Values Issue Position File (Part 4). The datasets were created as part of the PRINCE Project of the International Relations Program of Syracuse University and are designed to provide estimates for the values of the principal variables used in the model underlying PRINCE, a programmed international computer environment, but may be used for other research and teaching purposes. Variables in these files pertain to issue positions, influence attempts, power, affect, and economic, diplomatic, and social transactions. The World Event Interaction Survey file (Part 1) contains information on the type, direction, and effect of transaction, the type and value of issue acts, geographic location, and topic and value of expressions of affect. A total of 5,593 acts coded for 231 dyads (directional) include acts of the United States toward 106 nations, acts of 104 nations toward the United States, acts among the members of 19 directional dyads, and acts from Israel to Egypt and Egypt to Israel, in the period 1966-1969. The Aggregate Data Values file (Part 2) contains measurements of power and transaction levels for the 107 nations in Part 1. Data were collected for 1967 for most of the variables in this file. Information is provided on gross national product (GNP), population estimates, military expenditures, United States' and the nations' diplomats, the nations' exports to and imports from the United States, United States' tourists to and from the nations, the number of United States' students in the nations and the number of students from the nations in the United States, and the number of the nations' telegraph messages to and from the United States. The Treaty Data Values Issue Position file (Part 3) contains data for 122 nations coded for 55 treaties accepted as of December 31, 1968. These are grouped into six issue areas: human rights, law of the sea, diplomatic and consular matters, narcotic drugs, transport and communications, and educational matters and obscene publications. The Event Data Values Issue Position file (Part 4) contains data for 49 nations coded for 312 acts during January 1, 1972, through June 30, 1972. Variables measuring issue position per act provide information on date, actor, target, issue, geographic location, and type of statement that indicates the policy preference a state has on an international issue.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  World Event Interaction Survey - Download All Files (1.62 MB)
DS2:  Aggregate Data Values - Download All Files (1.185 MB)
DS3:  Treaty Data Values Issue Position - Download All Files (1.185 MB)
DS4:  Event Data Values Issue Position - Download All Files (1.202 MB)

Study Description


Coplin, William, Michael O'Leary, and Howard Shapiro. PRINCE Project: International Transactions, Issue Specific Interactions and Power Data Sets, 1966-1972. ICPSR05006-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05006.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05006.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    computer programs, diplomacy, exports, foreign policy, foreign students, foreigners, Gross National Product, instructional materials, international affairs, international agreements, international relations, military expenditures, nations, political influence, population characteristics, power, treaties

Geographic Coverage:    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, China (Peoples Republic), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Global, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Soviet Union, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam (Socialist Republic), Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Time Period:   

  • 1966--1972

Universe:    United States, France, Soviet Union, China, India, Pakistan, Israel, United Arab Emirates, and additional 128 nations in the world which were also members of the United Nations in the period 1966-1972.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data


Data Source:

(1) THE NEW YORK TIMES, (2) United Nations. Institute for Training and Research. "Wider Acceptance Of Multi-Lateral Treaties." UNITAR SERIES, 2, (1969), (3) United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. WORLD MILITARY EXPENDITURES. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1967, (4) United States Department of State. FOREIGN SERVICE LIST. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1967, (5) United States Department of State. DIPLOMATIC LIST. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1966, (6) International Monetary Fund. DIRECTION OF TRADE ANNUAL, 1966-1970, (7) United Nations Educational Scientific, and Cultural Organization. STUDY ABROAD. Paris, France: UNESCO, 1972, and, (8) Federal Communications Common Carriers. STATISTICS OF COMMUNICATIONS COMMON CARRIERS. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1969


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB5006.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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