Data and progress in peace and conflict research

  title={Data and progress in peace and conflict research},
  author={Kristian Skrede Gleditsch and Nils W. Metternich and Andrea Ruggeri},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={301 - 314}
We highlight how efforts to collect systematic data on conflict have helped foster progress in peace and conflict research. The Journal of Peace Research has played a key role in these developments, and has become a leading outlet for the new wave of disaggregated conflict data. We survey progress in the development of conflict data and how this interacts with theory development and progress in research, drawing specifically on examples from the move towards a greater focus on disaggregation… 

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