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Civil Strife Conflict Magnitudes, 1955-1970

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
Creator
  • Gurr, Ted Robert
  • Bishop, Vaughn
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-05-03
Language
English
Free Keywords
aggression; civil disorders; civil wars; coup d'etat; internal political conflict; political protests; political violence; revolutions; riots; social conflict; social protest; violence
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection provides aggregate measures of the magnitude and intensity of civil conflicts that occurred between 1955-1970 in up to 115 countries. The variables were derived by aggregating and weighting the information on specific conflict events contained in CIVIL STRIFE EVENTS, 1955-1970 (ICPSR 7531). Included are measures of "scope," indexed by number of man-days of participation per 100,000 population, and "intensity," indexed by number of deaths per 10 million population. Separate and mutually exclusive sets of magnitude measures are constructed for domestic and anti-foreign conflicts, violent and non-violent political conflicts, and turmoil and rebellion. An alternative measure of intensity is calculated by weighting total deaths by number of participants, across all events, but is not combined into any magnitude scores. Three data files include five-year aggregations: Part 1 for 1955-1960, covering ten countries, Part 2 for 1961-1965, covering 115 countries, and Part 3 for 1966-1970, covering 87 countries. Two additional files provide annual aggregations: Part 4 contains data for all 115 countries for the period 1961-1970, and Part 5 includes information only for the ten countries on which data were collected for every year between 1955-1970. A related study, CONFLICT AND SOCIETY (ICPSR 7452), contains indicators for the independent variables selected to test causal relationships with these events.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Five-Year Aggregations 1955-1960 for 10 Countries
    • DS2: Five-Year Annual Aggregations 1955-1960 for 10 Countries
    • DS3: Five-Year Annual Aggregations 1966-1970 for 87 Countries
    • DS4: Annual Aggregations for 10 Countries, 1955-1970
    • DS5: Annual Aggregations for 115 Countries, 1961-1970
Temporal Coverage
  • 1955 / 1970
    Time period: 1955--1970
Geographic Coverage
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Events relating to internal conflicts that occurred between 1955-1970 in up to 115 polities worldwide.
Note
2006-01-18 File CB7485.APP.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-01-18 File CB7485.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
Availability
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This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7485 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Gurr, Ted Robert. A comparative study of civil strife. Violence in America: Historical and Comparative Perspectives.Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. 1969.
  • Gurr, Ted Robert, Ruttenberg, Charles. Cross-National Studies of Civil Violence. Washington, DC: Center for Research in Social Systems, American University. 1969.
  • Gurr, Ted Robert. The Conditions of Civil Violence: First Tests of a Causal Model. Research Monograph #28.Princeton, NJ: Center of International Studies, Princeton University. 1967.
  • Gurr, Ted Robert. New Error-Compensated Measures for Comparing Nations: Some Correlates of Civil Violence. Research Monograph #25.Princeton, NJ: Center of International Studies, Princeton University. 1966.
  • Gurr, Ted Robert. The Genesis of Violence: A Multivariate Theory of the Preconditions for Civil Strife. Dissertation, New York University. 1965.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Gurr, Ted Robert; Bishop, Vaughn (1984): Civil Strife Conflict Magnitudes, 1955-1970. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07485.v1