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Title: The Dynamics of the Colombian Civil Conflict: A New Data Set

Author(s): Jorge Restrepo, Michael Spagat and Juan F Vargas

Publication Date: November 2003

Keyword(s): atrocities, Colombia, conflict, human rights and paramilitaries

Programme Area(s): Public Economics

Abstract: We present a detailed, high-frequency dataset on the civil conflict in Colombia during the period 1988-2002. We briefly introduce the Colombian case and the methodological issues that hinder data collection in civil wars, before presenting the pattern over time of conflict actions and intensity for all sides involved in the confrontation. We also describe the pattern of victimization by group and the victimization of civilians out of combat.

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Restrepo, J, Spagat, M and Vargas, J. 2003. 'The Dynamics of the Colombian Civil Conflict: A New Data Set'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research.