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

Published: Jan 18, 2006

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

Version V1

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.

Coplin, William, O’Leary, Michael, and Shapiro, Howard. PRINCE Project: International Transactions, Issue Specific Interactions and Power Data Sets, 1966-1972. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18.

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

1966 -- 1972

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.

(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

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