Data for: Natural Resource Rents, Political Regime and Terrorism in Africa

Published: 30-04-2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/fd5ms6nx77.1
Kazeem Ajide,
Juliet Adenuga


The file contains the dataset used for the empirical analysis of the study titled "Natural Resource Rents, Political Regimes and Terrorism in Africa". The dataset includes domter - Number of domestic terrorism incidents; transter - Number of transnational terrorism incidents; Unter - Number of terrorism incidents whose category is unclear; totter - Total number of terrorism incidents; demo - Dummy variables for democracies scoring a 6 and higher on polity; autoc - Dummy variables for autocracies scoring a -6 or lower on polity; anocy - Dummy variables for anocracies scoring between 5 and -5 on polity; totnat - It is given by the sum of oil rents, natural gas rents, coal rents, mineral rents, forest rents; gdppc - Gross domestic product divided by midyear population. Data are in constant U.S. dollars; pop - Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum; ethnic - Ethnic diversity is computed as one minus the Herfindahl index of ethnolinguistic group shares, and reflects the probability that two randomly selected individuals from a population belong to different groups; trade - Export plus import of commodities (% of GDP); conflict - The index of the risk of internal conflict; surface - Total surface area in millions of square miles.