Introducing Maceda: New Micro-Data on an Indigenous Self-Determination Conflict
Pedro Cayul; Alejandro Corvalan; Dany Jaimovich; Matteo Pazzona
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Dany Jaimovich and
Matteo Pazzona ()
No 68-2021, CIES Research Paper series from Centre for International Environmental Studies, The Graduate Institute
This article introduces MACEDA, a micro-level data set 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-data 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.
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