Cross-National Time-Series Social Protest Events Data

10 Million Dyadic International Events
 (1990-2004), by Gary King and Howard Lowe.

GDELT: Global Data on Events, Location and Tone (1979-2012), by Kalev Leetar.

The Social, Political and Economic Event Database Project (SPEED), by Cline Center for Democracy, University of Illinois.

The World Handbook of Politics IV, by the Department of Sociology, Ohio State University.

Urban Social Disturbance in Africa and Asia, by Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive (CNTS), by Arthur Banks and Kenneth Wilson.


Cross-National Time-Series Political Data


The Quality of Government Data, by the Quality of Government Institute, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Database of Political Institutions 2012, by World Bank.

Democracy Assistance Project, by Steven E. Finkel, Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, and Mitchell Seligson.

Democracy Timeseries Data, by Pippa Norris.

Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA), by Ken Kollman, Allen Hicken, Daniele Caramani, and David Backer.


Cross-National Time-Series Economic Data


Madison Project Database (AD 1-2010), by Madison Project, University of Groningen, Netherlands.

KOF Index of Globalization, by Axel Dreher, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

The Standardized World Income Inequality Database, by Frederick Solt.

World Development Indicators (1960-2012), by World Bank.

World Economic Outlook Database (1980-2011), by International Monetary Fund.




1. Yen-Pin Su (2014, Taiwan) is the fifth Asian "Latin Americanist" political science PhD from the University of Pittsburgh since 1997. The other four are Yasuhiko Matsuda (1997, Japan), Siddhartha Baviskar (2004, India), Taeko Hiroi (2006, Japan), and Hirokazu Kikuchi (2013, Japan).

2. Observatorio Latinoamericano y Caribe is Yen-Pin Su's first website, established in Taiwan, 2003. 

3. The most geographically distant city from Taipei is Asunción (

4. Argentina has a province called Formosa, and Taiwan is partly antipodal to that province (

5. The Republic of China (Taiwan) is diplomatically recognized by 22 countries, and 12 of them are from Latin America.