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Update Alert No. 21
10 March, 2016

Data releases

UCDP Georeferenced Event Dataset, UCDP GED 4.0, 2005-2014

The UCDP is proud to release the first global version of the UCDP Georeferenced Event Dataset, UCDP GED 4.0. This first global version covers a 10 year span (2005-2014). In addition, there is data for Africa, Asia and the Middle East going back to 1989.

UCDP Conflict Termination Dataset v.2-2015, 1946 - 2013

The latest version of the UCDP Conflict Termination Dataset was recently released. This dataset provide information on specific start- and end- dates for conflict activity and means of termination for each conflict episode. The data is available as a conflict-level dataset which corresponds with the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset v4 – 2015, and a dyad-level dataset which corresponds with the UCDP Dyadic Dataset v1 – 2015.

ISA Annual Convention

Meet the UCDP at the ISA convention!

The UCDP will participate at the International Studies Association (ISA) annual convention, held in Atlanta, USA, on 16-19 March. The UCDP will offer a sneak peak of the program's new Front End, our new research oriented web platform. This tool intends to bring together all of UCDPs resources into one coherent, integrated package, containing everything from the GED to the conflict encyclopedia (database). Visit us in booth 632 in the Exhibition Hall to try it for yourself!

Staff from the UCDP and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University will also participate in several panels, presenting papers using UCDP data (see below).

Papers by UCDP associates using UCDP data

Peace, Security and Women’s Empowerment

WA02: Wednesday 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

"Gender Inequality and Civil Conflict in India" by Erika Forsberg and Louise Ohlson (Folke Bernadotte Academy).

Religion and Peacemaking

WB04: Wednesday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

"Negotiating religious conflicts: Conflict resolution and the global patterns of religiously defined armed conflicts" by Desirée Nilsson and Isak Svensson.

Environment and Conflict 2/3

WC02: Wednesday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

"State Policies and Food Related Violence" by Ida Rudolfsen.

"Climate, Crops and Conflict" by Nina von Uexküll, Halvard Buhaug (PRIO), Mihai Catalin Croicu and Hanne Fjelde.

Exploring the regional peace in East Asia and beyond

WC06: Wednesday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

"What causes regional peace? A joint exploration of conflict prevention and resolution" by Joakim Kreutz.

"Predicting China: Key to gauging the future of the East Asian Peace?" by Stein Tønnesson.

Empirical Cross-National Approaches to Religion and Secularism in IR

TA71: Thursday 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

"Rebels with a Religious Cause? Introducing the “Rebels and Religion Dataset”" by Matthias Basedau (German Institute of Global and Area Studies) and Ida Rudolfsen.

Negotiations, Settlement, and Future Peace

TA17: Thursday 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

"Systemic Peace, Multiple Terminations, and a Trend towards Long-Term Civil War Reduction" by Madhav Joshi (University of Notre Dame), Jason Quinn (University of Notre Dame ), and Erik Melander.

The causes and consequences of non-violent mobilisation

TB16: Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

"Why (Wo)Men Rebel: A Gendered Mobilisation Argument" by Susanne Schaftenaar.

Economic Sanctions, Military Conflicts, and Global Peace

TB22: Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

"The Sanctions Dilemma" by Peter Wallensteen and Mikael Eriksson (FOI).

The Internal Politics of Conflict Management

TB03: Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

"Divided We Fall: Inter-Rebel Fighting and Conflict Termination" by Desirée Nilsson.

New perspectives on regime stability and change

TC19: Thursday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

"Jointly forecasting conflict and regime change" by Håvard Hegre, Idunn Kristiansen (PRIO), and Håvard Mokleiv Nygård (PRIO).

Exploring Peace through three Kantian Methods

TC59: Thursday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Stein Tønnesson will participate in a roundtable on the topic of "Exploring Peace through three Kantian Methods".

The United Nations (UN) and Peacekeeping

TD17: Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

"UN Peacekeeping and Protection from Sexual Violence" by Lisa Hultman and Karin Johansson.

Theorizing conflict, peace and peaceful conflict

TD22: Thursday 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

"The Case for Negative Peace Research: Peace is Absence of Violence" by Stein Tønnesson.

Trends in Civil Wars

FB45: Friday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

"Regime type and the end of civil war" by Joakim Kreutz.

Resilient Peace (1): Building Sustainable Peace through Stability or Change?

FB80: Friday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

"Peculiar Peace – Exploring Zambia’s and Malawi’s Peaceful History" by Johan Brosche and Kristine Höglund.

Civilian victimization by state and non-state actors

FB24: Friday 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

"Bargaining and the geography of violence against civilians" by Charles Butcher (University of Otago) and Erika Forsberg.

New Quantitative Research in Nonviolent Civil Resistance

FC24: Friday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

"To Arms or To The Streets? Explaining the Choice of Religious Groups between Nonviolent and Violent Insurrection Strategies" by Isak Svensson and Charles Butcher (University of Otago).

Innovations in the Study of Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

FC12: Friday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

"Deterrence or coercion: the effectiveness of civilian protection strategies in UN peacekeeping missions" by Lisa Hultman.

Data, measurement and the forecasting of armed conflict

FC22: Friday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

"Early ViEWS: A Prototype Dissaggregated, Open-Source Violence Early Warning System" by Håvard Hegre, Jonas Nordkvelle (PRIO) and Michael Colaresi (Michigan State University).

International dimensions of Civil War

FC28: Friday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

"External support and conflict recurrence" by Niklas Karlén.

Accountability, transparency and human rights violation

SA13: Saturday 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

"Shaming the Shameless: Exploring the conditions under which shaming can reduce wartime sexual violence" by Karin Johansson.

Understanding local violence: politics and crime

SC23: Saturday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

"Local-level causes and effects of violence against peacekeepers" by Sara Lindberg Bromley and Ralph Sundberg.

Foundations for Exploring Peace

SC04: Saturday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

"Peace Beyond Non-War: A Review and Exploration" by Christian Davenport (University of Michigan), Erik Melander, and Patrick M. Regan (University of Notre Dame).

Pacifism: Theory and Reality in the North East Asian Experience

SC53: Saturday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

"Article 9 in the East Asian Peace" by Stein Tønnesson.

US Foreign Policy and Peace

SC02: Saturday 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

"Summit meetings: Good or bad for peace?" by Peter Wallensteen, Dan Druckman (George Mason University, Macquarie University, Australia, University if Queensland, Australia).

Ongoing projects

UCDP Georeferenced Event Dataset (UCDP GED)

Work is ongoing to produce the fifth and final subset of the UCDP Georeferenced Event Dataset, covering 1989-2004 for Europe and the Americas. We expect to release the final subset in the fall of 2016, completing the historical backdating of GED.

Further, work is ongoing to release a completely new UCDP data visualization and extraction platform to replace and enhance access to UCDP resources. We will preview it at ISA, and expect to release it in April.