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Study Report

Study Number: SC-502-003-1-1-International-ICPSR-1948

Subject Area: Social Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: World handbook of political and social indicators II: daily 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: 5215

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy; machine-readable dictionary.

Abstract: This dataset contains information for 57,268 daily occurrences of seventeen types of political events: 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, and acts of relaxation of political restrictions. The data are recorded at daily intervals for each event group for each country during the twenty-year period 1948-1967. For example, two riots in a country on the same day appear as one record or case, but one riot and one election in a country on the same day appear as two separate records. Seven sources were used including THE NEW YORK TIMES INDEX and the Associated Press.

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


SUBJECT TERMS: aggression. assassinations. civil violence. conflict. cross-national. events, domestic. 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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