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24 November 2014

New Comparative Data on Social Conflict in Africa and Latin America

In addition to covering social conflict events in 47 African countries, the Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD) has expanded its coverage to include 13 countries in Latin America, including Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean for the period 1990 to 2013.

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. The dataset has recently been expanded both in terms of the timeframe and location of events. Conflict events from 2013 have now been added, so that the database includes events running from 1990-2013. In addition, the database now includes conflict events for all of Africa as well as thirteen countries in Latin America, in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. These new locations have been added to enable cross-comparisons across regions.

The Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD) is available here

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