Jul 2011 – Dec 2013
This database contains information about major and minor conflicts worldwide.
The establishment of the database received funding from the Research Council of Norway during the period 2009-2014.
The ACDC is the only database of its kind, and is important for researchers both in Norway and internationally.
The majority of civil wars are local phenomena confined to limited parts of a country’s territory. However, studies of civil war have mainly relied on national statistics to explain the causes of such conflicts. As spatial methods and sub-national data evolve, this opens up for local studies of conflict. But how can we combine and provide spatial data related to civil war for scrutiny?