Political stability in nations

Variable Measurement Era SPSS code N Source
Political stability Estes' Index of political stability (part of Index of Social Progress): 1. Number of political protest demonstrations (-), 2. Number of political riots (-), 3. Number of political strikes (-), 4. Number of armed attacks (-), 5. Number of death from domestic violence per 1000.000 (-) 1979-80 PoliticalStability1_80 27 Estes 1984 table 5-1
Combination of indicators which measure perceptions of the likelihood that the government in power will be destabilized or overthrown by possibly unconstitutional and/or violent means, including terrorism. 1998 PoliticalStability2_1998 91

Kaufmann 1999a, table C2

2001 PoliticalStability2_2001 91 Kaufmann 2002, table C2
2002 PoliticalStability2_2002 171 Kaufmann 2003, table C2
2006 PoliticalStability2_2006 173 Kaufman 2007, table C2

Related variables:
Political participation ( Democracy)
Democratic quality (Governance)
Related topics:
Failed state
Governance
Peace

Related themes
Institutional quality
Politics
Social cohesion


States of Nations is an inventory of country characteristics. It is part of the World Database of Happiness


Keywords added: Revolution, Civil war, Violence, Social disorder, Social cohesion