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