Data Page

The Integrated Network for Societal Conflict Research (INSCR) was established to coordinate and integrate information resources produced and used by the Center for Systemic Peace. The following data resources were prepared by researchers associated with the Center for Systemic Peace and are generated and/or compiled using open source information. These resources are made available as a service to the research community. All CSP data resources have been cross-checked with other data resources to ensure, as far as possible, that the information recorded is accurate and comprehensive. All resources are copyrighted by the Center for Systemic Peace. Use of any of these resources in published work must provide proper citation. Reproduction or redistribution of these resources, or substantial portions thereof, is prohibited without prior, written permission from the Center for Systemic Peace (contact information is provided on the CSP Home Page. The INSCR data resources cover all independent countries with a total population of 500,000 people in 2006 (162 countries in 2006). Most of the CSP data resources are considered living data resources, that is, they are updated and revised on an annual cycle and reexamined whenever new sources of information become available. Some of the data resources are embargoed for a period of time (about a year) before the most recent version is released to the public. Researchers with an immediate interest in the most recent update of an embargoed resource should contact CSP directly.
Armed Conflict and Intervention (ACI) Datasets
Forcibly Displaced Populations 1964-2006 U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), World Refugee Survey series, annual, cross-national, time-series data: numbers of "source" and "host" refugees and internally displaced persons (time-series and country data formats; PDF codebook)
Major Episodes of Political Violence, 1946-2004 Center for Systemic Peace, Major Episodes of Political Violence (War List), annual, cross-national, time-series data on interstate, societal, and communal warfare magnitude scores (independence, interstate, ethnic, and civil; violence and warfare); also, scores for neighboring countries and regional context (time-series data format; PDF codebook)
PITF State Failure Problem Set 1955-2006 Political Instability Task Force (PITF), State Failure Problem Set, annual data on cases of ethnic war, revolutionary war, adverse regime change, and genocide/politicide (also, consolidated cases of political instability), includes annual indicators of numbers of rebels, area affected, and numbers of deaths (Excel data; PDF table and codebook)
High Casualty Terrorist Bombings, 1995-2007 Center for Systemic Peace, High Casualty Terrorist Bombings (HCTB), 11 September 1995-10 September 2007, case list of bomb attacks on non-combatant (civilian and political) targets by non-state actors resulting in 15 or more deaths
Memberships in Conventional Intergovernmental Organizations (CIO)
Center for System Peace, Memberships in Conventional Intergovernmental Organizations (CIO), country data coded every fifth year, 1952-1997, denotes individual country membership in a) federations of intergovernment organizations (1); b) universal membership organizations (39); c) inter-continental membership organizations (52); and d) regionally-defined membership organizations (288) (SPSS and Excel data; PDF codebook)
Polity IV: Regime Authority Characteristics and Transitions Datasets
Polity IV Annual Time-Series 1800-2006 Polity IV Project, Political Regime Characteristics and Transitions, 1800-2006, annual, cross-national, time-series and polity-case formats coding democratic and autocratic "patterns of authority" and regime changes in all independent countries with total population greater than 500,000 in 2006 (162 countries in 2006) (SPSS and Excel data; PDF codebook) Click here for the list of changes made during the year 2006 annual data update (Excel file).
Polity IVd Polity-Case Format
Coups d'Etat
Center for Systemic Peace, Coups d'Etat, 1960-2006, event list includes successful, attempted, plotted, and alleged coup events reported in Keesings Record of World Events; successful coups are cross-referenced to the Polity IV data series to distinguish "adverse regime changes" from "autocratic coups"; also listed in the codebook are cases of leadership change that are not considered coups (e.g., assassinations, ouster by foreign forces, victory by rebel forces) (Excel coup list; PDF codebook)
Conflict in India Datasets
Crime in India: Riots, Murders, and Dacoity
Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, National Crime Records Bureau, Crime in India annual series, 1954-2003, compiles country, state, and district (beginning in 1971) figures on annual numbers of riots, murders, and dacoity events (also, cases of arson beginning in 1996); includes annual state numbers of civil and armed police and area and population figures (SPSS data; PDF codebook)
India Sub-National Problem Set
Center for Systemic Peace, India Sub-National Problem Set, 1960-2004, compiles events data drawn from representative news accounts of violent conflicts in India to identify and delineate spatial, temporal, and intensity parameters of societal conflict processes (Excel data; PDF codebook)

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