Accession Number : ADA494834

Title :   Conflict and Security Indices: A Summary of Open-Source Data

Descriptive Note : Technical memorandum

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TORONTO (CANADA)

Personal Author(s) : Pavlovic, Nada J. ; Blackler, Kristen ; Mandel, David R.

PDF Url : ADA494834

Report Date : SEP 2008

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : This DRDC Toronto technical memorandum contains summaries of a select number of widely used conflict and security indices freely available as open-source databases on the World Wide Web. It provides a succinct description and purpose of each project, information about the supporting organization, principal investigators, data sources used, temporal coverage, the number of countries included, indices/variables, methodology, web link, and data format. The summaries represent a focused extension of DRDC Toronto Technical Report 2008-167, which aimed to provide a comprehensive overview of open-source databases accessible via the Internet that are meant to be used as guides for international investors, official aid donors, policy makers, analysts, academia, and other information seekers looking to exploit conflict-and security-related open-source information. The following databases of indices and indicators are included: Bertelsmann's Transformation Index, Corruption Perceptions Index, Democracy Rank, Failed States Index, Fragile States Index, Freedom in the World Index, Freedom of the Press Index, Global Competitiveness Index, Global Peace Index, Human Development Indicators, Index of Economic Freedom, Minorities at Risk, Political Terror Scale, Polity IV Project -- Political Regime Characteristics and Transitions 1800-2006, Polyarchy and Contestation Scales, Press Freedom Index, and World Governance Indicators.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *INTERNET, *INDICATORS, *SECURITY, *INDEXES, *CONFLICT, TERRORISM, TRANSFORMATIONS, MASS MEDIA, DEMOCRACY, PEACEKEEPING, GLOBALIZATION, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), TRANSITIONS, MINORITIES, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), ECONOMICS, CRIMINAL CORRUPTION, COMPETITION

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE