Introducing the Armed Nonstate Actor Rivalry Dataset (ANARD)

Powell, S. R. and Florea, A. (2021) Introducing the Armed Nonstate Actor Rivalry Dataset (ANARD). Civil Wars, 23(2), pp. 177-206. (doi: 10.1080/13698249.2021.1883334)

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Abstract

While research on interstate rivalries is abundant, scholarship examining nonstate rivalries remains limited. To address this shortcoming, in this article we introduce the Armed Nonstate Actor Rivalry Dataset (ANARD) – a dataset which captures dyadic rivalries and militarised disputes among armed nonstate actors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) between 1993 and 2018. We begin by explaining why fine-grained data on militarised interactions between armed nonstate organisations are needed for a comprehensive understanding of conflict. We then provide details of the data collection process and coding practices. Finally, we identify the contributions that ANARD can make to conflict research.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Florea, Dr Adrian and Powell, Stephen
Authors: Powell, S. R., and Florea, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Journal Name:Civil Wars
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1369-8249
ISSN (Online):1743-968X
Published Online:29 March 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor and Francis Group
First Published:First published in Civil Wars 23(2): 177-206
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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