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PSRP researchers presenting: Inclusivity and security in peace agreements: new dataset and application
June 24, 2017
Sanja Badanjak and Robert Forster are presenting their paper ‘Inclusivity and security in peace agreements: new dataset and application’ at EPSA Annual Conference in Milan, Italy.
Paper abstract: The Peace Agreements Database and Access Tool is a new and novel dataset developed at the University of Edinburgh, covering all available formal, signed peace agreements from 1990 to the end of 2016. It comprises more than 1500 peace agreements, has a global scope, and organizes data at the agreement, agreement type, country, conflict, and peace process level. In terms of coding, it covers more than 150 different features of peace agreement content. This dataset is unique in terms of its scope, depth of coding, and suitability for quantitative research in the field of international relations. In this paper, we are showcasing the database and the dataset’s features by combining it with the existing data on conflicts and deaths in conflict (UCDP/PRIO), testing the proposition that agreements which focus on both inclusion and security are more likely to result in a lowering of deaths in conflict in the years that follow. We are using composite measures of inclusivity and security-focus in agreements, and using these as our key independent variables. The paper thus not only presents this new data source, but also engages with the political science literature and the existing debates in the policy community.