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Perspectives on War. Generation Eventdata. Was zeigen Ereignisdaten, worin unterscheiden sie sich und was können wir lernen?

Sven Chojnacki, Gregor Reisch— 2012

TitlePerspectives on War. Generation Eventdata. Was zeigen Ereignisdaten, worin unterscheiden sie sich und was können wir lernen?
AuthorSven Chojnacki, Gregor Reisch
SubjectWar, armed conflicts, data projects, quantitative conflict research, temporal and spatial disaggregation, political violence, terrorism
Date2012
Appeared InSicherheit und Frieden 30: 1, 36-43
Languageger
TypeText
Abstract: Over the last years datasets like the Armed Conflict Location and Events Dataset (ACLED), the Event Data on Conflict and Security (EDACS), the Uppsala Conflict Data Program - Georeferencing and Event Dataset (UCDP-GED), or the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) have generated a new generation of data on armed conflicts and political violence. This disaggregated, event-level information enables fresh insights into the spatial and temporal dynamics of collective violence beyond the previously dominant aggregated state-year level of analysis. The aim of this article is to provide researchers and practitioners alike with an overview of the latest development in large-scale conflict data gathering and with some ideas how to assess the advantages/disadvantages and suitability of the particular datasets.