Introducing the 'Myanmar Protest Event Dataset': Motivation, Methodology and Research Prospects

Buschmann, A. (2018). Introducing the Myanmar Protest Event Dataset Motivation, Methodology, and Research Prospects. Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 37(2), 125–142. doi.org/10.1177/186810341803700205

Posted: 24 Mar 2020

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Andy Buschmann

University of Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations; University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science

Date Written: January 14, 2018

Abstract

This article presents the “Myanmar Protest Event Dataset”, a unique dataset on protest assemblies in transitional Myanmar/Burma. The data contents are derived from the most visible forms of assembly (demonstrations, protest marches, and labor strikes) and were collected through a protest event analysis of local news reports. The coded variables range from information on the actual moment of the protest event (participants, issue, duration, location, …) to the aftermath (legal consequences for protesters, successful claims, …). Besides a concise description of the research design and data collection process, the methodological strengths and weaknesses are discussed.

Keywords: Myanmar, civil society, protest, Myanmar Protest Event Dataset

Suggested Citation

Buschmann, Andy, Introducing the 'Myanmar Protest Event Dataset': Motivation, Methodology and Research Prospects (January 14, 2018). Buschmann, A. (2018). Introducing the Myanmar Protest Event Dataset Motivation, Methodology, and Research Prospects. Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 37(2), 125–142. doi.org/10.1177/186810341803700205, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3101890

Andy Buschmann (Contact Author)

University of Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations ( email )

Oxford
United Kingdom

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science ( email )

MI
United States

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