Dangers Files Data: January-February 1979
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS RESEARCH INST
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The first two months of 1979 registered more stress in the world than has been reported for some time--possibly since the summmer of 1974. Dangers files D-files reports analyzing some of these situations have already been issued, and further papers are forthcoming Simon 1979a, 1979b. This volume reproduces the 1979 data upon which part of the analyses have been based. Each data item consists of a line of codes followed by a descriptive account of the threat situation. A full explanation of the methodology of the coding scheme can be found in an earlier paper McClelland 1978. Included in the code line are the date of the item, sequence number, source, judge, country maximum of 3, level domestic, international, global, category apprehension, agitation, life support breakdown, accidentnatural disaster, assault, warfare, and judges assessments degree of severity, anticipated development tilt, speed and spread. The text consists of an abbreviated account of the situation as abstracted from either the New York Times or the Los Angeles Times.
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