Peace negotiations in civil conflicts: A new dataset

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This article introduces the Peace Negotiations in Civil Conflicts (PNCC) dataset, which identifies whether a state-party and rival non-state armed group is in the formal negotiation phase of a peace process. The PNCC goes beyond recording instances of peace talks by offering a conceptual framework to identify when a government-rebel group dyad is at risk of formal negotiations. It explicitly considers issues central in event-history modelling, including censoring and the observation period. The PNCC also provides detailed information on negotiations, including the date and location of peace talks, and whether negotiations were bilateral or through mediation. The PNCC is the first source to distinguish mediated and non-mediated civil conflict negotiations under a single framework. Structured over the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset with global coverage for 1975-2013, the PNCC is integrable to commonly used civil war datasets.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-177
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Conflict Resolution
Issue number1
Early online date4 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023


  • conflict resolution
  • civil wars
  • mediation
  • negotiation
  • peace agreement
  • bargaining
  • internal armed conflict

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