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The Resource Global Terrorism Database II, 1998-2004, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan, (electronic resource)

Global Terrorism Database II, 1998-2004, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan, (electronic resource)

Label
Global Terrorism Database II, 1998-2004
Title
Global Terrorism Database II, 1998-2004
Statement of responsibility
Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Global Terrorism Database II (GTD2) project was undertaken to address the fact that there is little robust empirical analysis of terrorism. Due to this lack of available empirical data regarding terrorism, the researchers sought to code and verify a previously unavailable dataset composed of terrorist events recorded for the entire world from 1998 through 2004. The goal of the GTD2 was to create a comprehensive and sound data set on global terrorism that can be used to derive methodologically robust insights into the phenomenon of terrorism and how to counter it. Information in the GTD2 was drawn entirely from publicly available, open-source materials. The criteria for incident inclusion and the coding scheme used in GTD2 were developed by a Database Development Committee, which consisted of recognized experts in terrorism and data collection. In order to be considered a "terrorist incident" the event had to have been committed by nonstate actors, had to have been violent, and intentional. In addition the act must have met two of the following three criteria: (1) The act must have been aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal. In terms of economic goals, the exclusive pursuit of profit did not satisfy this criterion. (2) There must have been evidence of an intention to coerce, intimidate, or convey some other message to a larger audience (or audiences) than the immediate victims. (3) The action must have been outside the context of legitimate warfare activities, i.e. the act must have been outside the parameters permitted by international humanitarian law (particularly the admonition against deliberately targeting civilians or noncombatants). To produce the GTD2 an administrative staff managed both paid and volunteer researchers who monitored a variety of open sources, identified potential cases for inclusion in the database and then cod ... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR22600
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Additional physical form
Also available as downloadable files.
Cataloging source
ICPSR
Characteristic
numeric data
Date time place
Start: 1998-01-01; and end: 2004-12-31
Funding information
Department of Homeland Security. Science and Technology Directorate. Human Factors Division; United States Department of Justice. National Institute of Justice
Geographic coverage
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Asia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China (Peoples Republic), Colombia, Congo (Democratic Republic), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Europe, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia (Republic), Germany, Ghana, Global, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latin America, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States), Middle East, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Africa, North America, North Korea, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Soviet Union, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Samoa, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • LaFree, Gary
  • Dugan, Laura
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Series statement
ICPSR
Series volume
22600
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Armed conflict
  • Arson
  • Assassinations
  • Assault
  • Biological weapons
  • Bombings
  • Chemical weapons
  • Hijacking
  • Hostage negotiations
  • Hostages
  • Kidnapping
  • Suicide bombings
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorist attacks
  • Terrorist kidnappings
  • Terrorist profiles
  • Terrorist threat
  • Terrorists
  • Weapons
Target audience
specialized
Label
Global Terrorism Database II, 1998-2004, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2009-04-22
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1: Global Terrorism Database II, 1998-2004
Control code
MIU01000000000000007093600
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2008-10-23.
File format
multiple file formats
Governing access note
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to the general public
Level of compression
unknown
Note
MU: Records downloaded from ICPSR site on Dec. 8, 2009.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn436449617
  • (OCoLC)436449617
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR22600
  • (OCoLC)ocn436449617
  • (OCoLC)436449617
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR22600
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Type of computer file
1 dataset.
Label
Global Terrorism Database II, 1998-2004, Gary LaFree, Laura Dugan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2009-04-22
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1: Global Terrorism Database II, 1998-2004
Control code
MIU01000000000000007093600
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2008-10-23.
File format
multiple file formats
Governing access note
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to the general public
Level of compression
unknown
Note
MU: Records downloaded from ICPSR site on Dec. 8, 2009.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn436449617
  • (OCoLC)436449617
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR22600
  • (OCoLC)ocn436449617
  • (OCoLC)436449617
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR22600
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Type of computer file
1 dataset.

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