Ecole de la paix - Research on peace and datasets

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Website of the Research Department of the Ecole de la paix. This website was initially created for the NATO Advanced Research Workshop organized by the Ecole de la paix in Grenoble, June 2007 (hence the URL).

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Monday 18 June 2007
The main financer of the seminar is NATO with the participation of the Ecole de la paix, the Région Rhônes-Alpes, the Ville de Grenoble, the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme-Alpes - "House of Humanities-Alpes" (who provides the venue), the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) and the (...) > continue


Peace PRISM: A framework for sharing and displaying spatio-temporal indicators

Friday 15 June 2007 by Mayeul Kauffmann
This initiative [1] aims at building an information system for spatio-temporal data (in international governance, conflict, human rights and environment areas), targeted both at researchers, students and at a much broader audience, with a web-based information system. The main components of the (...) > continue


Formulas for criteria related to German arms export controls

(short presentation - about 5 minutes)
Wednesday 13 June 2007 by Lars Wirkus
Brief overview of some formulas used in Germany for each of the 7 criteria of the EU arms export code of conduct. Original address for the pdf file is this. > continue


Peace PRISM: A future framework for sharing and displaying spatio-temporal indicators

Monday 11 June 2007 by Mayeul Kauffmann
This initiative aims at building an information system for spatio-temporal data (in international governance, conflict, human rights and environment areas), targeted both at researchers, students and at a much broader audience, with a web-based information system. The main components of the (...) > continue


Short presentation of the ACLED database

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset
Wednesday 6 June 2007 by Joachim Carlsen
Very short presentations of a database that is administered by PRIO, represented at the ARW by Joachim Carlsen. The presentation will deal with the scope and main contents only. http://www.prio.no/cscw/acled/UCSD_... http://www.prio.no/cscw/acled/Code_... > continue


Short presentations of several online database systems

Online tools: GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and RDBMS (Relational DataBase Management Systems)
Wednesday 6 June 2007 by Hy Dao, Joachim Carlsen, Lars Wirkus
Online coding interface for Acled (Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset) Joachim Carlsen http://www.prio.no/cscw/acled/UCSD_... http://www.prio.no/cscw/acled/Code_... Mapping DD&R and Economies of Violence in Angola Lars Wirkus This presentation focuses on the WebGIS project (...) > continue


Data management for research purposes

Wednesday 6 June 2007 by Joachim Carlsen
The presentation starts with the background for the Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW) initiative to find a better solution for their data management needs. Most researchers at the CSCW do large-N statistical analyses and require good well formatted data to work with. The optimal solution (...) > continue


Indicators for prospective violent escalation

Early warning indicators for the prospect of politically and socially motivated mass violence
Tuesday 5 June 2007 by Angelika Spelten
In 2001 the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development adopted a catalogue of indicators for recording conflict and crisis potential in countries of development co-operation. The purpose of the indicators is to help with the early recognition of domestic crises, with the (...) > continue


Indexes for measures of conflict and cooperation

Thursday 31 May 2007 by Ranan D. Kuperman
Since researchers of international relations have started using events data there seems to be a yearning to utilize this data for the purpose of measuring magnitudes of conflict and cooperation. Consequently a number of scales have been developed. Yet there are considerable problems with these (...) > continue


Why use, share and improve datasets?

Coping with the demand for datasets, while maintaining high quality
Thursday 31 May 2007 by Ranan D. Kuperman
This presentation aims at addressing three issues. I) Why are datasets needed? Three common uses of datasets are suggested: 1) Creating measures by aggregating the frequencies or magnitudes of discrete observations 2) Exploring the possibility of casual associations between different types (...) > continue

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