Matthias Basedau / Birte Pfeiffer / Johannes Vüllers

Data Set to Article: Measuring the Ambivalence of Religion: Introducing the Religion and Conflict in Developing Countries (RCDC) Dataset

Despite ample anecdotal evidence, previous research on violent conflict has found little evidence that religion is an important factor in organized violence. Quantitative work in this area has been largely confined to the interreligious character of conflict and measures of religious diversity, and has strongly neglected the peace aspect of religion. The Religion and Conflict in Developing Countries Dataset (RCDC) helps to fill this gap with innovative and fine-grained data for 130 developing countries between 1990 and 2010. RCDC includes four types of religious violence (assaults on religious targets, attacks by religious actors, clashes between religious communities, and clashes with the state). In addition, RCDC contains data on interreligious networks and peace initiatives. RCDC has been published as supplement to the artice "Measuring the Ambivalence of Religion: Introducing the Religion and Conflict in Developing Countries (RCDC) Dataset" in "International Interactions".

Source

Religious Freedom Reports, Human Rights Practices Country Reports, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

Year of publication
2015
Period of investigation
1990 - 2008
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International Interactions

GIGA Authors

Prof. Dr. Matthias Basedau

Director of the GIGA Institute of African Affairs

Dr. Birte Pfeiffer (née Pohl)

Research Data Management
Research Fellow

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