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Politics Research Guide

An annotated guide to both free and restricted resources for research in political science for Princeton University students, faculty, and researchers

Trends & Context

For additional country context, including detailed coverage of politics, history, and economics, see the resources listed on my Country Background page.

Conflict, Political Violence, and Peace Data

Conflict Data

Peace, Diplomacy, and Conflict Management

Coups and Regime Change

Protest and Mass Mobilization

In addition to these sources, see also ACLED above.

Humanitarian and Human Rights

Broad Events Datasets

Terrorism, Insurgency, & Counterinsurgency

Best Starting Point

Data on Attacks/Incidents

Profiles and Analyses of Groups, Leaders, & Vulnerable Countries

Counterinsurgency & Government Responses

Domestic Extremism

Sanctions and Arms Embargoes