Terrorism in Western Europe: Events Data (TWEED)

The data set Terrorism in Western Europe: Events Data, TWEED, has been constructed and collected by Jan Oskar Engene for the purpose of analysing patterns of terrorism in Western Europe as related to historical and structural preconditions (see Jan Oskar Engene: Europeisk terrorisme: Vold, stat og legitimitet, Oslo: Tano, 1994; Patterns of terrorism in Western Europe, 1950-1995, Dr.polit. dissertation, Department of comparative politics, University of Bergen, 1998; Terrorism in Western Europe: Explaining the trends since 1950, Cheltenham UK/Northampton MA, USA: Edward Elgar, 2004).

TWEED contains information on events related to internal (domestic) terrorism in 18 countries in Western Europe. The time period covered is 1950 to 2004. By focussing on internal terrorism, the TWEED data set only includes events initiated by agents originating in the West European countries. In other words, international terrorism, or terrorist acts “imported” from outside the West European countries, has been excluded from the TWEED data set. The TWEED data set is based on a single news source: Keesing’s Record of World Events (Keesing’s Contemporary Archives).

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Bron http://dss.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/dataresources/newdataresources.cgi?term=47
Auteur Jan Oskar Engene

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