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Transnational Social Movement Organization Dataset, 1953-2003

Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data
  • Smith, Jackie (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Wiest, Dawn (University of Pittsburgh)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
activism; democracy; environmental movements; globalization; human rights; international organizations; peace; politicial movements; social movements; womens rights
  • Abstract

    The protests against the World Trade Organization in Seattle and subsequent resistance to global trade and investment liberalization highlight the growing centralization of economic and political power in entities that transcend nation-states. These protests also challenge traditional approaches to the study of social movements, which portray movements as bounded by national or sub-national political arenas. Globalization leaves few areas of social life untouched, and sociologists are paying closer attention to how it affects our understanding of social and political processes. While globalization is not new, its relatively recent acceleration and expansion to new social domains calls for greater sociological attention. The Transnational Social Movement Organization Dataset, 1953-2003 builds upon existing sociological research and brings new data to the investigation of relationships between globalization, social movements, and political change. This project aims to enhance understanding of the organizational foundations for transnational activism, namely the population of transnational social movement organizations (TSMOs). This study contains 301 variables. The variables were either taken directly from the Yearbook of International Organizations, or created from information in the Yearbook.
  • Abstract

    This project contains data from alternate years between 1953-2003 for which data were available in English. Please see the "Original P.I. Methodology" section of the ICPSR codebook for details.
  • Abstract

    Variables are either taken directly from the Yearbook of International Organizations, or created from information contained in the Yearbook. Variables range from information on organization name, headquarters, budget, country, status, goals, membership, and additional organization information.
  • Methods

    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.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1953 / 2003
    Time period: 1953--2003
  • 2003 / 2005
    Collection date: 2003--2005
Geographic Coverage
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Organizational population, drawn from the annual census of international organizations listed in the Union of International Associations, Yearbook of International Organizations. Smallest Geographic Unit: city
Please see the "Original P.I. Methodology" section of the ICPSR codebook for details.
Collection Mode
  • This data collection contains characters with diacritical marks.

    Special collaborators for the Transnational Social Movement Organization Dataset, 1953-2003 include Project Manager Dawn Wiest.

2012-07-26 Additional PI has been added. Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (#SES 03-24735).
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 33863 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Miller, Gina Lei, Ritter, Emily Hencken. Emigrants and the Onset of Civil War. Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association.New Orleans, LA. 2012.
    • ID: (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Smith, Jackie; Wiest, Dawn (2012): Transnational Social Movement Organization Dataset, 1953-2003. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.