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

Published: Feb 16, 1992

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

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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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