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Analysis of Conflict Datasets and Indicators: The Case of the “Arab Spring”

  • Carlos M. Lemos
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Complexity book series (BRIEFSCOMPLEXITY)

Abstract

This chapter contains an analysis of selected indicators of legitimacy, human rights and inequality, as well as information about conflict events for eight African countries affected by the Arab Spring, namely Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia. The analyses described in this chapter allowed the determination of plausible estimates for input parameters such as legitimacy and welfare inequality, as well as patterns of size, duration and recurrence of conflict events in these countries. These results were used for setting the values of the input parameters, and for analyzing the plausibility of the solutions in the exploration of the agent-based model described in next chapter.

Keywords

Social conflict datasets Indicators of conflict potential Statistical analyses “Arab Spring” Time history of conflict events 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos M. Lemos
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  1. 1.Department of Religion, Philosophy and HistoryUniversity of AgderKristiansandNorway

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