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Study Report

Study Number: SC-502-002-1-1-International-ICPSR-1948

Subject Area: Social Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: World handbook of political and social indicators II: annual event data, 1948-1967.  [machine-readable data file] / Hudson, Michael C.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 5028

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy and a machine-readable dictionary file.

Abstract: This dataset contains information on eighteen types of political events aggregated by year to the nation level for years 1948-1967. The events included are riots, deaths from political violence, political assassinations, armed attacks, elections, protest demonstrations, regime support demonstrations, political strikes, renewals of power, unsuccessful executive transfers, unsuccessful irregular transfers, irregular power transfers, executive adjustments, regular executive transfers, executions, acts of negative sanctions, acts of relaxation of political restrictions, and external interventions. Sources are THE NEW YORK TIMES and the Associated Press. Data were collected by the World Data Analysis Program at Yale University.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation.


SUBJECT TERMS: aggression. assassinations. civil violence. conflict. coup d'etat. cross-national. demonstrations. nations-over-time. political indicators. political system characteristics. regime transition. riots. social attitudes and behavior. violence. war.


Taylor, Charles L., and Michael C. Hudson. WORLD HANDBOOK OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL INDICATORS, SECOND EDITION. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1972.

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