Fighting over Oil: Introducing a New Dataset

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10 August 2007

Fighting over Oil: Introducing a New Dataset

Recent research on armed civil conflict has suggested that oil-producing countries tend to experience conflict more often than their non-oil-producing counterparts. To facilitate more rigorous research on the possible links between hydrocarbons and conflict, this paper presents and describes a new global dataset, PETRODATA. The authors are all CSCW associates; Päivi Lujala, Jan Ketil Rød and Nadja Thieme.