Dataset of militarized international disputes between 1816 and 1899.
The dataset is taken from the Correlates of War project. The unit of observation is the dyad-year, and the variables are:
Initiator's COW country code
Respondent's COW country code
Year of dispute
Initiator's military capabilities (as percent of total system capabilities)
Respondent's military capabilities (as percent of total system capabilities)
Balance of dyadic capabilities possessed by the
cap_1 / (cap_1 + cap_2))
Dyadic S-score (see Signorino and Ritter 1998), weighted by initiator's region
Dyadic S-score, weighted by respondent's region
Initiator's Polity score
Respondent's Polity score
Distance (in miles) between initiator and respondent
Years since last dispute in this dyad
Dispute's number in the MID data set
Whether the initiator had "revisionist" aims
Whether the respondent had "revisionist" aims
Indicator for status quo outcome
Indicator for capitulation outcome
Indicator for war outcome
Indicator for escalation (i.e., either capitulation or war occurs)
Initiator's regime type (calculated from
Respondent's regime type (calculated from
Daniel M. Jones, Stuart A. Bremer and J. David Singer. 1996. "Militarized Interstate Disputes, 1816-1992: Rationale, Coding Rules, and Empirical Patterns." Conflict Management and Peace Science 15(2): 163–213.
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