Introducing ACLED: an armed conflict location and event dataset

Raleigh, Clionadh, Linke, Andrew, Hegre, Håvard and Karlsen, Joakim (2010) Introducing ACLED: an armed conflict location and event dataset. Journal of Peace Research, 47 (5). pp. 651-660. ISSN 2251-0036

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Abstract

This article presents ACLED, an Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset. ACLED codes the actions of rebels, governments,and militias within unstable states, specifying the exact location and date of battle events, transfers of military control, headquarter establishment, civilian violence, and rioting. In the current version, the dataset covers 50 unstable countries from 1997 through 2010. ACLED’s disaggregation of civil war and transnational violent events allow for research on local level factors and
the dynamics of civil and communal conflict. Findings from subnational conflict research challenges conclusions from larger national-level studies. In a brief descriptive analysis, the authors find that, on average, conflict covers 15% of a state’s territory, but almost half of a state can be directly affected by internal wars.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
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Depositing User: Jayne Paulin
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2013 10:04
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2013 10:33
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/45777
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