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Civil Strife Events, 1955-1970

Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
  • Gurr, Ted Robert
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
aggression; civil disorders; civil wars; coup d'etat; internal political conflict; political protests; political violence; revolutions; riots; social conflict; social protest; violence
  • Abstract

    This study contains information about instances of internal conflict or violence that occurred in various countries or political entities between 1955-1970. Data were collected from serial publications on any overt collective confrontation between private and/or public groups that took place within the boundaries of a political system. Events in over 100 countries were recorded for the period 1961-1965. From the original group of countries, 87 were also coded for civil strife events occurring between 1966-1970, and a stratified sample of 10 political entities designed to represent countries at different levels of economic development was further investigated for the period 1955-1960. Each event was coded for approximately 90 characteristics, including date and duration of event, type and number of participants, location, type of event, motives of actors, and amounts of violence. Related studies CIVIL STRIFE CONFLICT MAGNITUDES, 1955-1970 (ICPSR 7485) and CONFLICT AND SOCIETY (ICPSR 7452) contain, respectively, measures of the magnitude and intensity of the events covered in the present study and indicators for the independent variables selected to test causal relationships with these events.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
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.
All major events, like coups d'etat and major guerrilla wars, were captured in this study, while a number of minor events may have been missed due to lack of coverage in the utilized sources.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 7531 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07531.v1
  • Gerner, Deborah J., Schrodt, Philip A., Francisco, Ronald A., Weddle, Judith L.. Machine coding of event data using regional and international sources. International Studies Quarterly.38, (1), 91-119.1994.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Hicks, Alexander, Misra, Joya. Political Resources and the Growth of Welfare in Affluent Capitalist Democracies, 1960-1982. American Journal of Sociology.99, (3), 668-710.1993.
    • ID: 10.1086/230320 (DOI)
  • Swank, Duane H.. Between incrementalism and revolution: Group protest and the growth of the welfare state. American Behavioral Scientist.26, (3), 373-401.1983.
    • ID: 10.1177/000276483026003003 (DOI)
  • Lichbach, Mark Irving, Gurr, Ted Robert. The Conflict Process: A Formal Model. Journal of Conflict Resolution.25, (1), 3-29.1981.
    • ID: 10.1177/002200278102500101 (DOI)
  • Welch, Susan, Booth, Alan. Crowding and civil disorder: An examination of comparative national and city data. Comparative Political Studies.8, (1), 58-74.1975.
  • Gurr, Ted Robert. Vergleichende Analyse von Krisen und Rebellionen. Herrschaft und Krise.Opladen, Germany: Westdeutscher Verlag. 1973.
  • Gurr, Ted Robert, Duvall, Raymond. Civil Conflict in the 1960s: A Reciprocal Theoretical System with Parameter Estimates. Comparative Political Studies.6, (2), 135-169.1973.
  • Gurr, Ted Robert. Sources of rebellion in western societies: Some quantitative evidence. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.(391), 128-144.1970.
    • ID: 10.1177/000271627039100111 (DOI)
  • Gurr, Ted Robert. Why Men Rebel. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1970.
  • 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. Urban Disorder: Perspectives from the Comparative Study of Civil Strife. American Behavioral Scientist.11, (4), 50-55.1968.
    • ID: 10.1177/000276426801100414 (DOI)
  • 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 (1984): Civil Strife Events, 1955-1970. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.