Data Bases and Statistical Systems: Security and Conflict

Thomas Wencker, Christoph Trinn, Aurel Croissant

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'Conflict and security statistics' refers to empirical data collected and processed for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of the causes, dynamics, and consequences of international and intranational conflicts and for policy making with regard to early warning, risk assessment, as well as conflict and postconflict management. Security in a broader sense refers to the safety from chronic threats to individual integrity and vital freedoms in physical, socioeconomic, and cultural dimensions. Concepts guiding quantitative approaches to conflict and security encompass armed or political conflict, dispute, war, terrorism, human rights violation, genocide, and coup d'état. Research has recently advanced with regard to its empirical scope and data disaggregation. However, challenges related to further disaggregation, the linking of datasets, and the availability and reliability of data remain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - 26 Mar 2015

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  • Conflict
  • Conflict statistics
  • Coup d'état
  • Databases
  • Early warning systems
  • Geographical referencing
  • Political conflict
  • Quantitative research
  • Security
  • State fragility
  • Terrorism
  • War


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