A Dataset on the Discourse, Approach and Outcomes of UN Peacekeeping, 1993–2019

This dataset is based on NVivo coding of each UN Security Council resolution since Resolution 864 (1993) until the end of year 2019 (Resolution 2503) for their reference to protection. Every word "protect" and words stemmed from it, is coded for its (a) referent object, (b) agent, and (c) method of protection.

- Categories of referent object used in the coding are (a) protector itself (UN and other humanitarian workers), (b) partisan referent (constituencies of one but not the other conflicting party), (c) cosmopolitan (referent object is what chapter 1 of the source book defines as “global civilian”), (d) the environment, (e) other.

- Categories for agent of protection are (a) UN Security Council, (b) UN General Assembly, (c) UN Secretary General or Secretariat, (d) Other UN, (e) Peacekeeping operation, (f) Conflicting party, (g) External Western agent, (h) External non-Western agent, (i) Representative regional agent, (j) National or international law.

- Method of protection is classified simply as power-centric or not power-centric. The definition of power-centricity is from Chapter 1 of the source book.

In addition to data on the UN discourse, which originates from the UNSC resolution depository (https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/content/resolutions-0), there are variables on the number of fatalities in countries where UN conducts peacekeeping, before, during and after UN operation during the post-Cold War era. These files also contain data on the development of fatalities in countries where unilateral protective operations have been conducted. All conflict fatality data is annual and taken from Uppsala Conflict Data Program’s annual battle deaths data, data on one-sided violence, and data on non-state conflict.

Definitions and data on state fragility and fatalities of conflict is from the source book, and from Kivimäki, Timo 2019a. The Failure to Protect. The Path to and Consequences of Humanitarian Interventionism. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

The data enables the study of the relationships between discursive developments, discursive strategies and approaches on the one hand and the development of fatalities of violence where UN operations take place. It enables comparison between UN peacekeeping operations and comparison in time.

Keywords:
cosmopolitan protection, UN peacekeeping, discourse, humanitarian intervention, conflict, political violence
Subjects:
Development studies
Political science and international studies

Cite this dataset as:
Kivimäki, T., 2021. A Dataset on the Discourse, Approach and Outcomes of UN Peacekeeping, 1993–2019. Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00783.

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UNSC 93 94.nvp
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NVivo coding of selected word frequencies and the (a) referent object, (b) agent, and (c) power-bias of the verb "protect" in UN Security Council Resolutions, years 1993-1994

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NVivo coding of selected word frequencies and the (a) referent object, (b) agent, and (c) power-bias of the verb "protect" in UN Security Council Resolutions, years 1995-96

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NVivo coding of selected word frequencies and the (a) referent object, (b) agent, and (c) power-bias of the verb "protect" in UN Security Council Resolutions, years 1997-98

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NVivo coding of selected word frequencies and the (a) referent object, (b) agent, and (c) power-bias of the verb "protect" in UN Security Council Resolutions, years 1999-2000

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NVivo coding of selected word frequencies and the (a) referent object, (b) agent, and (c) power-bias of the verb "protect" in UN Security Council Resolutions, years 2001-2002

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NVivo coding of selected word frequencies and the (a) referent object, (b) agent, and (c) power-bias of the verb "protect" in UN Security Council Resolutions, years 2003-2004

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NVivo coding of selected word frequencies and the (a) referent object, (b) agent, and (c) power-bias of the verb "protect" in UN Security Council Resolutions, years 2005-2006

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NVivo coding of selected word frequencies and the (a) referent object, (b) agent, and (c) power-bias of the verb "protect" in UN Security Council Resolutions, years 2007-2008

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NVivo coding of selected word frequencies and the (a) referent object, (b) agent, and (c) power-bias of the verb "protect" in UN Security Council Resolutions, years 2009-2010

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NVivo coding of selected word frequencies and the (a) referent object, (b) agent, and (c) power bias of the verb "protect" in UN Security Council Resolutions, years 2011-2012

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NVivo coding of selected word frequencies and the (a) referent object, (b) agent, and (c) power bias of the verb "protect" in UN Security Council Resolutions, years 2013-2014

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NVivo coding of selected word frequencies and the (a) referent object, (b) agent, and (c) power bias of the verb "protect" in UN Security Council Resolutions, years 2015-2016

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NVivo coding of selected word frequencies and the (a) referent object, (b) agent, and (c) power bias of the verb "protect" in UN Security Council Resolutions, years 2017-2019

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Results of the coded analysis of the texts, stored in Stata format

Creators

Timo Kivimäki
University of Bath

Contributors

University of Bath
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Documentation

Data collection method:

The data was collected from United Nations Security Council Resolution texts by using NVIVO program. The results of the NVIVO codings were exported to a Stata file which allows for the statistical treatment of the data.

Technical details and requirements:

NVIVO was used for the coding of text, Stata program was used to store the quantitative data on the coding, and for the creation of additional variables from the coded frequencies.

Additional information:

The raw data that reveals the coding is available in NVIVO files, while the results of the coded analysis of the texts is stored in Stata files.

Documentation Files

Codebook 2021.pdf
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Codebook that describes the data, its sources and lists and briefly explains all the variables

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Publication details

Publication date: 15 April 2021
by: University of Bath

Version: 1

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00783

URL for this record: https://researchdata.bath.ac.uk/id/eprint/783

Related papers and books

Kivimäki, T., 2021. Protecting the Global Civilian from Violence. Routledge. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429285639.

https://www.aiss.af/assets/aiss_publication/6th_volume_of_Mehr_Brief-English.pdf

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Timo Kivimäki

Departments:

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Politics, Languages and International Studies