UCDP Actor Dataset

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Description

UCDP, Uppsala Conflict Data Program, contains information on a large number data on organised violence, armed violence, and peacemaking. There is information from 1946 up to today, and the datasets are updated continuously. The data can be downloaded for free.

UCDP Actor Dataset containing information on all actors, state and non-state, included in UCDP's datasets. The dataset is constructed so as to be compatible with all UCDP´s datasets on organized violence. As such, it functions as an inventory of actors in UCDP data, but its scope is broader than that. The dataset identifies which types of organized violence the actor has been involved in and, more particularly, in which conflicts. In addition, the dataset also includes information on the group’s origins and alliances. For all actors, the location of the actor is given, as is the region where the location is situated.

Purpose:

The Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) collects information on a large number of aspects of armed violence since 1946.

Subject area

Conflict, security and peace (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit

Uppsala University, Uppsala Cinflict Data Program

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Identifiers

SND-ID: EXT 0022

Description

UCDP, Uppsala Conflict Data Program, contains information on a large number data on organised violence, armed violence, and peacemaking. There is information from 1946 up to today, and the datasets are updated continuously. The data can be downloaded for free.

UCDP Actor Dataset containing information on all actors, state and non-state, included in UCDP's datasets. The dataset is constructed so as to be compatible with all UCDP´s datasets on organized violence. As such, it functions as an inventory of actors in UCDP data, but its scope is broader than that. The dataset identifies which types of organized violence the actor has been involved in and, more particularly, in which conflicts. In addition, the dataset also includes information on the group’s origins and alliances. For all actors, the location of the actor is given, as is the region where the location is situated.

Purpose:

The Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) collects information on a large number of aspects of armed violence since 1946.

Language

English

Time period(s) investigated

1946 — ongoing

Population

Sate and non-state actors in violence conflicts

Subject area

Conflict, security and peace (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Citation requirement

Uppsala Conflict Data Program (Date of retrieval: yy/mm/dd) UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia: www.ucdp.uu.se/database, Uppsala University

UCDP Actor Dataset

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Description

Cite as:
Uppsala Conflict Data Program (Date of retrieval: yy/mm/dd) UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia: www.ucdp.uu.se/database, Uppsala University

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated

1946 — 2013

Variables

30

Number of individuals/objects

1274

Published: 2015-02-13
Last updated: 2019-02-06