EPR - Ethnic Power Relations
The Ethnic Power Relations (EPR) Core Dataset 2014 is based on the original dataset EPR v.1.1 and identifies all politically relevant ethnic groups and their access to state power in every country of the world from 1946 to 2013. It includes annual data on over 800 groups and codes the degree to which their representatives held executive-level state power—from total control of the government to overt political discrimination.
The current version of the EPR data is available in research-ready country-year and group-year format from the GROWup Research Front-End data portal.
You may also download the latest version (2014 Update 2, released on March 16, 2015) of the raw EPR dataset directly:
- CSV format, UTF-8 encoded: EPR-2014.csv
- Excel format: EPR-2014.xls
- Excel 2007 OOXML format: EPR-2014.xlsx
- Codebook: EPR-2014_Codebook.pdf
When using this dataset in your research, please cite the following publication:
Vogt, Manuel, Nils-Christian Bormann, Seraina Rüegger, Lars-Erik Cederman, Philipp Hunziker, and Luc Girardin. 2015. "Integrating Data on Ethnicity, Geography, and Conflict: The Ethnic Power Relations Dataset Family." Journal of Conflict Resolution 59(7):1327-1342.
When referring to the original dataset EPR v.1.1 please cite:
Cederman, Lars-Erik, Andreas Wimmer, and Brian Min. 2010. "Why Do Ethnic Groups Rebel? New Data and Analysis." World Politics 62(1): 87–119.
Please note that version 3.0 of the Ethnic Power Relations (EPR3) dataset is not compatible with the EPR Dataset Family 2014.
- EPR-ETH Version 2.0
- EPR-ETH Version 2.0 is based on the original dataset EPR v.1.1 and identifies all politically relevant ethnic groups and their level of access to state power for all countries of the world from 1946-2009.
- Ethnic Power Relations (EPR) v.1.1
- The first version of the Ethnic Power Relations (EPR) dataset was developed with colleagues at UCLA and identifies all politically relevant ethnic groups and their access to state power in every country of the world from 1946 to 2005.