UCDP External Support Data

SND-ID: EXT 0034

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Stina Högbladh - Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Therése Pettersson - Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Lotta Themnér - Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Description

The 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, and available in several different versions.

The UCDP External Support Data contains information of external support in intrastate conflicts, 1975-2010. Provides information of kind of support, extern actor and specific year. The data is divided into two separate datasets which are analogous, i.e. contain identical data structured in a different manner to simplify various types of research such as different types of statistical analyses.

Purpose:

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

Language

English

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Uppsala University

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Intrastate armed conflicts

Time period(s) investigated

1975–2010

Geographic coverage
Publications

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Högbladh, Stina, Therése Pettersson & Lotta Themnér, 2011. “External Support in Armed Conflict 1975–2009. Presenting new data” Paper presented at the 52nd Annual International Studies Association Convention, Montreal, Canada, 16-19 March, 2011.

Pettersson, Therése, 2011. “Pillars of Strength – External Support to Warring Parties”, in Therése Pettersson & Lotta Themnér eds., States in Armed Conflict 2010. Research Report 94. Uppsala: Universitetstryckeriet

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Dataset 1
UCDP External Support - Disaggregated/Supporter Dataset

Description

The dataset provide data where the unit of analysis is a warring party-year, providing information on the existence, type, and provider of external support for all warring parties (actors) coded as active in UCDP data, on an annual basis.The dataset contains information for the time-period 1975–2010.

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Stina Högbladh - Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Therése Pettersson - Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Lotta Themnér - Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Time period(s) investigated

1975–2010

Variables

29

Number of individuals/objects

3606

Dataset 2
UCDP External Support – Disaggregated/Supporter Dataset

Description

The dataset provide data where the unit of analysis is the warring party-supporter-year, i.e. each row in the dataset contains information on the type of support that a warring party receives from a specific external party in a given year, using dummy variables for each category of support. The dataset contains information for the time-period 1975–2010.

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Stina Högbladh - Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Therése Pettersson - Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Lotta Themnér - Uppsala University, Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Time period(s) investigated

1975–2010

Variables

30

Number of individuals/objects

6519

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