UCDP

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UCDPUniform Collateral Data Portal (electronic data portal)
UCDPUppsala Conflict Data Program (Uppsala University; Sweden)
UCDPUnited Christian Democratic Party (South Africa)
UCDPUniversal City Development Partners (Orlando, FL)
UCDPUniversity of Cincinnati Digital Press (Cincinnati, OH)
UCDPUrban Community Development Project
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Published in August in The Lancet, the study is based on data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program, which included information on 35 African countries and more than 15,400 conflict events that resulted in more than 968,000 deaths.
The number of inter- and intrastate conflicts has been on the rise in recent years, up to 72 in 2015 from 41 in 2011, according to the Uppsala Conflict Data Program. What Pope Francis has described as a piecemeal World War III indeed seems closer to a reality as new hotspots of tension flame into open conflict.
According to the Uppsala Conflict Data Program, forty armed conflicts were active in 2014, the highest global total since 1999 (UCDP 2014).
Citing data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program in Sweden and the Peace Research Institute Oslo in Norway, which both count wartime deaths, Pinker says the long-term trend is down.
(8.) Uppsala Conflict Data Program (Date of retrieval: 14/11/9) UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia at www.ucdp.uu.se/database, Uppsala University.
This "New Peace" phenomenon was first publicized by Andrew Mack's Human Security Report Project, supported by the superb database of the Uppsala Conflict Data Program. Harvard's Steven Pinker, in his seminal book "The Better Angels of our Nature," put it in a larger historical context -- not just the "Long Peace" between the major powers since 1945, but, more important, a centuries-old pattern of steady decline in the human appetite for violence.
The current trend of disaggregation in conflict data (where, in recent years, many georeferenced event databases have emerged, such as the Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset [ACLED], the Social Conflict in Africa Database [SCAD], or Uppsala Conflict Data Program's Georeferenced Event Dataset [UCDP GED]), has not yet reached the classic institutional data.
This "New Peace" phenomenon was first publicized by Andrew Mack's "Human Security Report Project," supported by the superb database of the Uppsala Conflict Data Program. Harvard's Steven Pinker, in his seminal book "The Better Angels of our Nature," puts it in a larger historical context-not just the "Long Peace" between the major powers since 1945, but, more important, a centuries-old pattern of steady decline in the human appetite for violence.
Using the definition of armed conflict in the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), this study defines armed conflict as "a contested incompatibility that concerns government and/or territory where the use of armed forces between two parties, of which at least one is the government of a state, results in at least 25 battle-related deaths in one calendar year."