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Study Report

Study Number: SL-505-001-1-1-International-ICPSR-1955

Subject Area: Domestic Conflict Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Data bank of minority group conflict, 1955-1965.  [machine-readable data file] / Feierabend, Ivo K.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 5209

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This data collection is a preliminary compilation of events denoting conflict between minority groups (ethnic, racial, linguistic, religious) and the predominant group within the society. Data were collected from Deadline Data on World Affairs covering the ten-year period, 1955-1965, but include only those 43 countries which have minority groups. A separate set of ratings for each country was also made regarding the type of policies and objectives pursued both by the government toward minority groups (e.g., integration, autonomy, segregation, etc.) and by the minority groups themselves. Data include the initiator group, target group, and third party to the event, names of the minority group (or groups) involved in the event, and the nature of the issue underlying the dispute, for both amicable and hostile events. Over 59 different types of events are distinguished. For each type, characteristics such as country, date, location, duration, number of persons involved, number of persons injured, number of persons killed, number of persons arrested, scaling of intensity of event (on both hostility and amity scales devised by the investigators), outcome, and number of significant persons involved are presented.

SUBJECT TERMS: aggression. civil violence. conflict. cross-national. ethnicity. events, domestic. minority affairs. violence.

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