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Data Bank of Minority Group Conflict, 1955-1965 (ICPSR 5209)

Published: Jul 16, 2009

Principal Investigator(s):
Ivo Feierabend; Rosalind Feierabend; Rose Kelly

Version V2

This study contains data on conflict events between ethnic, racial, linguistic, and religious minority groups and predominant groups within society in 84 nations in the period 1955-1965. For each event, data are provided for the type of event, number and type of initiator and target of event, nature of minority tension, issues involved, date, location and duration of event, presence of violence, outcome of the event, number of initiators, targets, and mediators injured, arrested, or killed, and number of significant persons involved in the event as initiators, targets, or mediators that were injured, killed, or arrested. A summary scale was developed to measure the different intensity levels of aggressive behavior as well as the degree of friendliness signified by an event in minority tensions.

Feierabend, Ivo, Feierabend, Rosalind, and Kelly, Rose. Data Bank of Minority Group Conflict, 1955-1965. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-07-16.

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Myanmar   Cyprus   Cambodia   Sudan   Malaysia   Paraguay   Portugal   Iceland   Global   Syria   North Korea   Greece   South Korea   Austria   Yugoslavia   Iran   El Salvador   Morocco   Luxembourg   Panama   Brazil   Guatemala   Iraq   Chile   Laos   Colombia   Ecuador   Argentina   Hungary   Japan   Zambia   Ghana   India   Albania   New Zealand   Turkey   Belgium   Finland   Italy   Honduras   Peru   Germany   Ethiopia   Haiti   Afghanistan   United States   Egypt   China (Peoples Republic)   Thailand   Bolivia   Libya   Costa Rica   Saudi Arabia   Netherlands   Sweden   Pakistan   Ireland   Poland   France   Jordan   Bulgaria   Tunisia   Romania   Sri Lanka   Uruguay   Philippines   United Kingdom   Switzerland   Spain   Lebanon   Cuba   Liberia   Czech Republic   Nicaragua   Norway   Denmark   Dominican Republic   Mexico   Zimbabwe   Israel   Australia   Soviet Union   Indonesia

1955 -- 1965

See also the related data collection, SYSTEMIC CONDITIONS OF POLITICAL AGGRESSION (SCOPA) PROJECT, 1955-1964 (ICPSR 5207).

A total of about 1,938 conflict events between minority and predominant groups in 84 independent nations in the period 1955-1965.


event/transaction data

survey data



2009-07-16 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

1984-05-03 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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


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

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