PRIO Conflict Site 1989–2008: A Geo-Referenced Dataset on Armed Conflict

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Hallberg, Johan Dittrich (2012)PRIO Conflict Site 1989–2008: A Geo-Referenced Dataset on Armed Conflict , Conflict Management and Peace Science 29(2): 219–232.

This article presents PRIO Conflict Site, a geo-referenced dataset on armed conflict, which provides geographic information on the location, scope, and size of all conflicts in the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset, 1989–2008. In contrast to earlier efforts to map the incidence of conflicts, this dataset is structured in a country-year format that accounts for the temporal dynamics of conflicts. The article reveals that unlike the well-known post-Cold War decline of conflict, there is no contemporaneous decline in the spatial extent of conflict. Furthermore, it is shown that governmental conflicts are more dynamic, both in terms of location and scope, than separatist conflicts.

http://cmp.sagepub.com/content/29/2/219

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Johan Dittrich Hallberg

Johan Dittrich Hallberg

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