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

Published: Feb 16, 1992

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

Version V1

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.

Taylor, Charles Lewis, and Tanter, Raymond. Computer-Aided International Relations (CAIR) Teaching Package, 1965. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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Benin Angola Cambodia Sudan Paraguay Portugal Syria North Korea Greece Iran Morocco Mali Panama Guyana Iraq Chile Laos Nepal Argentina Tanzania Zambia Ghana India Canada Maldives Turkey Belgium Taiwan Finland South Africa Trinidad and Tobago Central African Republic Jamaica Peru Germany Yemen Vietnam (Socialist Republic) Puerto Rico Hong Kong United States China (Peoples Republic) Somalia Chad 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 Israel Australia Soviet Union Myanmar Cameroon Cyprus Malaysia Iceland Global Gabon South Korea Austria Yugoslavia Mozambique El Salvador Luxembourg Brazil Algeria Lesotho Colombia Ecuador Hungary Japan Mauritius Albania New Zealand Senegal Italy Honduras Ethiopia Haiti Afghanistan Burundi Singapore Egypt Sierra Leone Bolivia Malta Saudi Arabia Netherlands Pakistan Gambia Ireland Slovakia France Togo Niger Philippines Rwanda Nicaragua Barbados Norway Botswana Democratic Republic of Congo Denmark Dominican Republic Uganda Mexico Zimbabwe Indonesia

1965 -- 1968

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

(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.

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