The Social, Political and Economic Event Database Project (SPEED) Projects

The Social, Political and Economic Event Database Project (SPEED) Projects

The Social, Political, and Economic Event Database (SPEED) Program is a technology-intensive effort to extract event data from a global archive of news reports covering the Post-WWII era. This event data is generated by human analysts who use a suite of sophisticated tools to implement carefully structured and pretested protocols. Currently, two datasets have been produced through the SPEED Project: civil unrest event data <link to project> and coup d'état event data.