As the Explaining and Mitigating Electoral Violence comes to a close, we are publishing our data and our research findings.
In the past month three project datasets were published:
The Countries at Risk of Electoral Violence dataset, a global dataset of electoral violence broken down by type and by month (electoralviolenceproject.com). The dataset is described in a recently-published journal article: Sarah Birch and David Muchlinski, ‘The Dataset of Countries at Risk of Electoral Violence’, Terrorism and Political Violence, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1080/09546553.2017.1364636
The Electoral Violence Prevention Intervention Database (electoralviolenceproject.com), which includes data on electoral violence interventions undertaken by the United National Development Program between 2003 and 2015 inclusive, coded according to intervention type. This dataset is described in the accompanying codebook, and also in the recently-published paper based on the dataset: 2018, Sarah Birch and David Muchlinski, 2018, “Electoral Violence Prevention: What Works?”, Democratization 25(3), pp. 385-403, https://doi.org/10.1080/13510347.2017.1365841.
We’ve also recently launched a practitioner-oriented qualitative database of electoral violence prevention activities, the Electoral Violence Prevention Practice Database, http://preventelectoralviolence.org/
In addition to the papers mentioned above, we’ve also recently published the following analyses based on our research:
Xiao Yang, Xiao, Richard McCreadie, Craig Macdonald and Iadh Ounis, 2017, ‘Transfer Learning for Multi-Language Twitter Election Classification’. ASONAM ’17, July 31-August 03, 2017, Sydney, Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3110025.3110059
Sarah Birch and David Muchlinski, 2017, ‘Electoral Violence: Patterns and Trends’, in Holly Garnett and Margarita Zavadskaya eds. Electoral Integrity and Political Regimes. New York and London: Routledge.
Fischer, Jeff, 2017, ‘National Commissions of Inquiry into Electoral Violence A Study of Practices and Outcomes’, working paper at http://www.electoralviolenceproject.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Jeff-Fischer-Commissions-of-Inquiry-Working-Paper-July-2017.pdf
Jeff Fischer, 2017, ‘Electoral Violence Prevention: Social Enforcement Mechanisms’, working paper, http://www.electoralviolenceproject.com/pubviolence/.
Finally, a big thanks to all those who helped with this project over the course of the past three years!