RC45 - Quantitative International Politics


Daniel Geller, Wayne State University

Department of Political Science
Wayne State University
MI 48202



Dr. Charles Doran
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of International Relations
School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036 USA
Email: cfdoran@jhu.edu

Professor Manus I. Midlarsky
Moses and Annuta Back Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution
Department of Political Science
Hickman Hall
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ  08903 USA
Email: midlarsk@rci.rutgers.edu

Professor William R. Thompson
Department of Political Science
210 Woodburn Hall
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN  47405 USA
Email: wthompso@indiana.edu

Professor Meredith Reid Sarkees
Global Women's Leadership in International Security (GWLIS)
4802 Wyoming Way
Crystal Lake, IL 60012 USA
Email: sarkees@sbcglobal.net




Recognised as study group in 1989; granted research committee status in 1999.




Scientists measure international events and other phenomena to test theoretical aspects of interstate interaction and comparative politics. Although raw sources and processed data of various kinds are readily available or can be obtained through research, many scientists avoid its use because of intellectual preference, the daunting demands of increasingly complex computational procedures and sometimes the weakness of existing datasets.

This Research Committee seeks to advance the state of data–based knowledge, to enhance the distribution and use of existing datasets, and to set up an international framework for improving the global dissemination of quantitative research in international and comparative politics.