DP4108 The Dynamics of the Colombian Civil Conflict: A New Data Set
|Author(s):||Jorge Restrepo, Michael Spagat, Juan F Vargas|
|Publication Date:||November 2003|
|Keyword(s):||atrocities, Colombia, conflict, human rights, paramilitaries|
|Programme Areas:||Public Economics|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=4108|
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.