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Computer-Aided International Relations (CAIR) Teaching Package, 1965 (ICPSR 5705)

Principal Investigator(s): Taylor, Charles Lewis; Tanter, Raymond


This teaching package contains data on the national characteristics of 136 nations with populations of one million or more in 1965 and smaller countries that had become members of the United Nations by 1968 in the period 1965-1968. Data are provided for the political, economic, and demographic characteristics of each nation. Political variables provide information on the type of regime, representative character of the regime, government stability, party fractionalization, degree of freedom of group opposition and of the press, communist bloc membership, government action against specific groups, political violence profile, political participation of the military, and anti-government demonstrations. Economic variables provide information on the gross national product (GNP), expenditures on defense and education as a percentage of the GNP, trade, and total United States and Soviet aid received. Variables on population characteristics include total population, urban population, literacy rates, and ethno-linguistic fractionalization. Other variables provide information on the number of diplomats sent abroad, the nation's voting agreements with the United States in the United Nations, and the degree of the nation's westernization.

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Study Description


Taylor, Charles Lewis, and Raymond Tanter. Computer-Aided International Relations (CAIR) Teaching Package, 1965. ICPSR05705-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05705.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05705.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    computer programs, dissent, economic conditions, instruction, instructional materials, international relations, political opposition, political systems, political violence, population characteristics

Geographic Coverage:    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, 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, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, 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, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Soviet Union, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, 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:   

  • 1965--1968

Universe:    136 nations with populations of one million or more in 1965 and smaller countries that had become members of the United Nations by 1968.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data


Data Source:

(1) Singer, David J., and Melvin Small. "National Political Units in the Twentieth Century: A Standardized List." AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW 62,3 (1968), 932-951, (2) Taylor, Charles Lewis, and Michael C. Hudson (eds.). WORLD HANDBOOK OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL INDICATORS. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1975, (3) McGowan, Patrick, and Michael K. O'Leary. LEARNING PACKAGE 4: COMPARATIVE FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS MATERIALS. Mimeograph, (4) Brams, Steven J., and Michael K. O'Leary. "An Axiomatic Model of Voting Bodies." AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW 64,2 (1970), 449-470, and (5) Banks, Arthur S., and Robert B. Textor. A CROSS-POLITY SURVEY. Cambridge, MA: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 1963.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-04


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