The dataset of political agreements in internal conflicts (PAIC)

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This paper introduces the new dataset of Political Agreements in Internal Conflicts (PAIC) and presents its first application. PAIC captures the institutional provisions in political agreements concluded between 1989 and 2016. It provides information on 91 variables, along five dimensions: power sharing, transitional justice, cultural institutions, territorial self-governance and international assistance. First, the paper presents the data collection and coding procedures. Then it replicates Hartzell’s and Hoddie’s (2007, Crafting Peace, The Pennsylvania State University Press) seminal study on the relationship between power sharing and negotiated agreements, showing the long-term importance of a previously overlooked realm: commissions.


Original languageEnglish
JournalConflict Management and Peace Science
Early online date21 Aug 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Aug 2020


  • Conflict, cultural reform, international assistance, peace agreement, power sharing, territorial self-governance, transitional justice