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Making ends meet: Combining organizational data in contentious politics

Asal, V and Cousins, K and Gleditsch, KS (2015) 'Making ends meet: Combining organizational data in contentious politics.' Journal of Peace Research, 52 (1). 134 - 138. ISSN 0022-3433

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A growing number of datasets collect information reflecting the behavior and characteristics of contentious and violent organizations. Most of these datasets are not arranged so that they can be easily combined for analytical purposes. In particular, there is a lack of common identifiers for organizations. This creates a great deal of duplication of effort as well as many potential stumbling blocks for those who would like to combine information from different datasets for new analyses or research questions. We describe an existing effort to overcome common challenges and link organizations called the Terrorist Organization (TORG) crosswalk. We further propose a new effort, a Shared Contentious Actor Registry (SCAR), to allow for a more comprehensive and concerted effort to meet the challenges in linking data.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 08:41
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 23:15

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