African Coup Events Data, 1986-1990 (ICPSR 6869)

Version Date: Apr 14, 1997 View help for published

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T.Y. Wang

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This survey focuses on coup events in African countries where a state's military, security, or police force was involved. Annual data were collected for coup events between 1986 and 1990 in 45 sub-Saharan African countries. This study replicates McGowan's coding scheme and method of collecting African coup data (see the Related Publication section). Variables include number of successful, attempted, and plotted military coups, as well as year and country name.

Wang, T.Y. African Coup Events Data, 1986-1990. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997-04-14.

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National Science Foundation (SBR-9320554)
1986 -- 1990
1994 -- 1995

Sub-Saharan African countries.

Index to THE NEW YORK TIMES, Keesing's Contemporary Archives, AFRICAN RESEARCH BULLETIN, and Foreign Broadcast Information Services (McGowan, 1986: A-3)

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2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Wang, T.Y. AFRICAN COUP EVENTS DATA, 1986-1990. ICPSR06869-v1. Normal, IL: T.Y. Wang, Illinois State University, Dept. of Political Science [producer], 1995. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997.

1997-04-14 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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