Interstate Security Conflicts, 1945-1974 (ICPSR 7536)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Robert Lyle Butterworth

Version V1

This data collection contains information about 310 cases of interstate conflict that had a political-security focus and occurred between 1945 and 1974. Each case represents a conflict management problem associated with particular conflicts. Cases are characterized in terms of the goals of the parties and management agents as perceived by the international community at the time of the conflict. Thus, a case may not correspond directly to a conflict. (One case may represent several different conflicts and a conflict may result in several cases.) For each conflict management problem, data exists that identifies the core case and describes conflict characteristics (e.g., type of issue, number of fatalities, duration, and likelihood of abatement if no management agents became involved), management influence (e.g., specific agents -- including a range of 45 specific organizations and governments, agent's bias, and agent's previous involvement), and management action (e.g., at what phase of conflict the agent became involved, phase of strongest action, and technique of management action).

Butterworth, Robert Lyle. Interstate Security Conflicts, 1945-1974. Ann Arbor, MI: [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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1945 -- 1974

Variable 3, "Core Case", allows the user to select core cases in order to avoid counting conflicts twice.

Conflicts with a political-security focus were used.

Interstate conflicts occurring between 1945 and 1974.

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