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Study Report

Study Number: FC-501-001-1-1-International-ICPSR-1649

Subject Area: Structural Characteristics of the International System

Bibliographic Citation: International subsystems, 1649-1963.  [machine-readable data file] / Haas, Michael  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 5011

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy codebook and a duplicate.

Abstract: There are three distinct sets of data related to this study of the structure of the international system and its consequences for national war behavior. In one set, twenty-one subsystems constitute the unit of observation, with variables recording the number of members, the number of wars, alliances, and polarity of each subsystem. In a second set of 457 cases, each member of each subsystem is the unit observed, and national characteristics are reported. A third set reports the war behavior of each of the twenty-one subsystems, with one record for each war as reported in four major studies of war participation: Lewis F. Richardson, Statistics of Deadly Quarrels, Quincy Wright, A Study of War, Pitrim Sorokin, Social and Cultural Dynamics, and J. David Singer and Melvin Small, Wages of War.

SUBJECT TERMS: alliances. conflict. cross-national. cultural dynamics. international affairs. international interactions. international subsystems. international system. national attributes. nations. political system characteristics.

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ICPSR Direct