Data on rebel governance.
Quantitative and qualitative data resources.
Rebel Quasi-state Institutions Dataset [codebook] [data]
Rebel QSI covers 235 rebel groups involved in civil war around the world, and codes annually for the presence of 25 institutions between 1945 and 2012. These quasi-state institutions include social service provision like education, healthcare, infrastructure, aid, and constituency service. Political and economic institutions include establishing parallel governments, holding elections for civilians to elect governing officials, attempting to or actually joining international organizations, and signing economic treaties and taxation. Created by Karen Albert.
Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD II)
BAAD currently released data includes yearly variables on territorial control and organizational leadership.
Dangerous Companions Project
The Dangerous Companions Project is an attempt to operationalize international support of Non-State Armed Groups (NAGs) that are engaged in violent conflict against one or more governments within or outside the state(s) they live. Provision of support to armed groups takes many forms, such as funds, safe havens, sanctuary, arms, logistics, and transportation of such resources as well as diplomatic support from states, diaspora groups, non-governmental organizations (NGO), inter-governmental organizations (IGO), non-state armed groups, and foreign political parties.
During Conflict Justice
The During Conflict Justice (DCJ) dataset includes 2205 justice processes implemented during 204 internal armed conflicts in 108 different countries between 1946 and 2011. The DCJ dataset includes information on six forms of addressing wrongdoing: trials, truth commissions, reparations, amnesties, purges, and exiles. Each DCJ process is a separate observation in the dataset. A given country-year can have multiple observations as more than one DCJ processes can be implemented in that context. 76% of the countries that experienced conflict used at least one form of DCJ.
Reputation of Terror Groups Dataset: Measuring Popularity of Terror Groups
RTG is the first systematic measure for the reputation of terror groups across countries or time. The dataset includes 443 terror groups operating across 31 years, which makes a total of 2641 observations. Large sample size of RTG dataset allows comparisons of popularity among groups.
Foundations of Rebel Group Emergence data (1989-2011; global)
This data collection centers on the origins of violent non-state actors around the world from 1946-2010. We trace the organizational and social origins of rebel groups. This includes the characteristics of groups at the founding stages related to social identification and political agenda, as well as pre-rebellion political organization and participation.
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Conflict in Northern Ireland (CAIN)