The Integrated Network for Societal Conflict Research (INSCR) was established to coordinate and integrate information resources produced and used by the Center for Systemic Peace. The following data resources were prepared by researchers associated with the Center for Systemic Peace and are generated and/or compiled using open source information. These resources are made available as a service to the research community. All CSP/INSCR data resources have been cross-checked with other data resources to ensure, as far as possible, that the information recorded is accurate, reliable, and comprehensive.
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Armed Conflict and Intervention (ACI) Datasets
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), World Refugee Survey series, annual, cross-national, time-series data: numbers of "source" and "host" refugees and internally displaced persons (time-series and country data formats; PDF codebook). Data on internally displaced persons is (since 2006) provided separately by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).
Forcibly Displaced Populations, 1964-2008
Major Episodes of Political Violence, 1946-2016
Center for Systemic Peace, Major Episodes of Political Violence, 1946-2016 (War List), Annual Set lists annual, cross-national, time-series data on interstate, societal, and communal warfare magnitude scores (independence, interstate, ethnic, and civil; violence and warfare) for all countries; Full Set (1946-2012) includes both country data and scores for neighboring countries and regional context for all independent countries (does not include independence wars).
PITF State Failure Problem Set, 1955-2016
Political Instability Task Force (PITF), State Failure Problem Set, annual data on cases of ethnic war, revolutionary war, adverse regime change, and genocide/politicide (also, consolidated cases of political instability), includes annual indicators of numbers of rebels, area affected, and numbers of deaths (Excel data; PDF table and codebook)
Case List PDF
High Casualty Terrorist Bombings, 1989-2017
Center for Systemic Peace, High Casualty Terrorist Bombings (HCTB), September 11, 1989-March 10, 2017, case list of bomb attacks on non-combatant (civilian and political) targets by non-state actors resulting in 15 or more deaths (1272 cases).
Memberships in Conventional Intergovernmental Organizations (CIO), 1952-1997
Center for System Peace, Memberships in Conventional Intergovernmental Organiza-tions (CIO), country data coded every fifth year, 1952-1997, denotes individual country membership in a) federations of intergovernment organizations (1); b) universal membership organ-izations (39); c) inter-continental membership organizations (52); and d) regionally-defined membership organizations (288) (SPSS and Excel data; PDF codebook)
Polity IV: Regime Authority Characteristics and Transitions Datasets
User's Manual PDF
Polity IV Annual Time-Series, 1800-2016
Polity IVd Polity-Case Format, 1800-2016
Polity IV Project, Political Regime Characteristics and Transitions, 1800-2016, annual, cross-national, time-series and polity-case formats coding democratic and autocratic "patterns of authority" and regime changes in all independent countries with total population greater than 500,000 in 2016 (167 countries in 2016) (SPSS and Excel data; PDF codebook) Click here for the list of changes made during the year 2016 annual data update (SPSS and Excel file; PDF codebook).
Coups d'Etat, 1946-2016
Center for Systemic Peace, Coups d'Etat, 1946-2016, event list includes successful, attempted, plotted, and alleged coup events reported in Keesings Record of World Events (Keesings Online) and other sources; successful coups are cross-referenced to the Polity IV data series to distinguish "adverse regime changes" from "autocratic coups"; also listed in the codebook are cases of leadership change that are not considered coups (e.g., assassinations, ouster by foreign forces, victory by rebel forces, forced resignation) (Excel coup list and Excel time-series; PDF codebook).
State Fragility Index and Matrix
State Fragility Matrix 2016
State Fragility Index and Matrix, 2016
State Fragility Index and Matrix 2016. This document provides the State Fragility Indices and the eight component indicators for the most recent year available for 167 countries with populations greater than 500,000 in 2016. It also includes detailed technical notes describing each of the indicators and indices in the matrix and the information sources used. The year 2016 State Fragility Matrix is featured in Global Report 2017. A copy of Global Report 2017 is available below on the left and at the top of this page.
Global Report 2017 PDF
State Fragility Index and Matrix, Time-Series Data, 1995-2016
State Fragility Index and Matrix, 1995-2016, provides annual state fragility, effectiveness, and legitimacy indices and the eight component indicators for the world's 167 countries with populations greater than 500,000 in 2016 (SPSS and Excel data files). Technical information on the sources and construction of the indices and indicators is provided with the State Fragility Matrix 2016 (above) and in Global Report 2017 (link on left).
Conflict in India Datasets
Crime in India: Riots, Murders and Dacoity, 1954-2006
Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, National Crime Records Bureau, Crime in India annual series, 1954-2006, compiles country, state, and district (beginning in 1971) figures on annual numbers of riots, murders, and dacoity events (also, cases of arson beginning in 1996); includes annual state numbers of civil and armed police and area and population figures (SPSS and Excel data; PDF codebook).
India Sub-National Problem Set, 1960-2004
Center for Systemic Peace, India Sub-National Problem Set, 1960-2004, compiles events data drawn from representative news accounts of violent conflicts in India to identify and delineate spatial, temporal, and intensity parameters of societal conflict processes (Excel data; PDF codebook).
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