Accession Number:

AD0731733

Title:

World Event/Interaction Survey,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INTER-UNIV CONSORTIUM FOR POLITICAL RESEARCH ANN ARBOR MICH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The World EventInteraction Survey WEIS Project is a research program examining international system characteristics and processes. Specifically, the data collected in the WEIS Project are public events reported daily in the press. The data reflect the flow of action and response between countries. One basic theoretical assumption underlying the project is that in the international political system, nations act consistently enough so that their past behavior is a source for the prediction of their present and future actions. Thus a countrys external performance characteristics in dealing with a wide variety of situations and with other countries are conceived to be made up of combinations of primary actions that are categorized explicitly. These combinations of primary actions are expected to fit together with those other countries in patterns of interaction. The purpose of the research is to discover if these theoretically expected characteristics and patterns make regular appearances in international relations. Author and patterns make regular appearances in international relations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE