Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Arab Spring and GDELT

My dissertation, still in its very early stages, seeks to understand how protests spread across countries, with a focus on the Arab Spring.  One source of data I am exploring is Phil Schrodt and Kalev Leetaru’s Global Database of Events, Location, and Tone (GDELT), a machine-coded events dataset.  (GDELT is an amazing resource; to read […]


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