Matthias Basedau / Birte Pfeiffer / Johannes Vüllers

Data Set to Article: Bad Religion? Religion, Collective Action, and the Onset of Armed Conflict in Developing Countries


  • Beschreibung

    Anecdotal evidence from many armed conflicts suggests that religion incites violence. However, empirical research has hitherto found no conclusive answer on the extent to which religion is connected to armed conflict onset. Contributing to the filling of this gap, the RCDC database incorporates important religious factors that previous studies left largely untested. The data set covers 130 developing countries for the period 1990 to 2010. Results from logistic regressions confirm our expectation that certain religious factors fuel armed conflict—in particular, the overlap of religious and other identities, religious groups’ grievances, and religious leaders’ calls for violence. We also find that religious determinants vary in their impact according to whether conflicts are religious or not in origin. The data set has been published as supplement to the article “Bad religion? Religion, Collective Action, and the Onset of Armed Conflict in Developing Countries” in the “Journal of Conflict Resolution”.



    Offen / ohne Registrierung


    1990 - 2010

    Geographische Abdeckung

    Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Surinam, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Sao Tome and Principe, Equatorial Guinea, Burundi, Gabon, Cameroon, Congo (Brazzaville), Rwanda, Chad, Congo (Kinshasa), Central African Republic, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Republic of South Africa, Swaziland, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda, Seychelles, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Eritrea, African islands and other African areas, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Palestine, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maledives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar (Burma), East Timor, China, North Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific Islands, Papua Neu Guinea



    Dr. Birte Pfeiffer (geb. Pohl)

    Dr. Birte Pfeiffer (geb. Pohl)

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