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Introducing MACEDA: New micro-data on an indigenous self-determination conflict

Pedro Cayul, Alejandro Corvalan, Dany Jaimovich and Matteo Pazzona ()
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Pedro Cayul: Department of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva
Alejandro Corvalan: Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Chile

Journal of Peace Research, 2022, vol. 59, issue 6, 903-912

Abstract: This article introduces MACEDA, a micro-level dataset on the self-determination (SD) conflict between the Chilean state and the indigenous Mapuche. Although SD disputes are one of the most common conflicts in the world, and indigenous movements represent about 40% of all SD movements, this is the first micro-dataset focused on an indigenous SD conflict. MACEDA covers the period 1990–2016, including more than 2,600 events collected from local media. As indigenous conflicts are much less violent in terms of casualties, we take a flexible definition of conflict, based on its constituent events, and we discuss the comparability and generalization of our approach. To illustrate the usefulness of these micro-data in the analysis of conflict-related theories, we present a descriptive empirical analysis on the strategies of indigenous resistance, and we discuss how the data can be used in the causal analysis of conflicts.

Keywords: conflict database; indigenous; Mapuche; self-determination (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1177/00223433211064778

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