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Data Downloads

Data created by the research projects at the Sié Center is typically available for public use. The data from  GATE-Canada, GATE-Israel, SCAD, and PSED can be found here.

The Private Security Events Database (PSED)

The Private Security Events Database (PSED) provides information on more than 1200 events related to private military and security companies in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia from 1990-2012. It includes information on the services PMSCs provide, the clients they work for, and the consequences of their actions. An updated version extending the data to 2016 will be released later in 2019.

Please cite the PSED as follows:
Avant, Deborah and Kara Kingma Neu. 2019. The Private Security Events Database. Journal of Conflict Resolution.

GATE - Canada

The Government Actions in a Terror Environment (GATE) Canada data, with coverage from 1985-2013, was completed in 2015. The file comes with .xls formatted data.

Please cite the GATE-Canada data as follows:

Erica Chenoweth; Laura Dugan, 2015, "Government Actions in Terror Environments - Canada (GATE-Canada),” Dataset, v. 1, University of Denver.

GATE - Israel

The Government Actions in a Terror Environment (GATE) data tracks all Israeli government actions from 1987 - 2004. The files come with Stata 11 and .xls formatted data, as well as a PDF file with replication commands. 

Additional information on the data itself can be found on the START data site.

Please cite the GATE-Israel data as follows:
Laura Dugan; Erica Chenoweth, 2012, "Government Actions in a Terror Environment - Israel (GATE-Israel)," UNF:5:jPRWAw/AaA2llTkaFQJfPg== National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism [Distributor] V2 [Version]

Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD)

The Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD) includes protests, riots, strikes, inter-communal conflict, government violence against civilians, and other forms of social conflict not systematically tracked in other conflict datasets. SCAD currently includes information on over 20,000 social conflict events from 1990 to 2016.

Please cite the SCAD data as follows:
Salehyan, Idean, Cullen S. Hendrix, Jesse Hamner, Christina Case, Christopher Linebarger, Emily Stull, and Jennifer Williams. "Social conflict in Africa: A new database." International Interactions 38, no. 4 (2012): 503-511.