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Wednesday, September 30 / 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM   •   Fès 2B

Session 102:
A decline of violence? Measurement and empirical issues

Chair: Tim Dyson, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Discussant: Andrew Mack, SFU

  1. Assessing trends in battle deaths over time: an update to 2007Bethany A Lacina, Stanford University ; Nils Petter Gleditsch, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo

  2. Estimating war deaths with population-based survey dataZiad Obermeyer, University of Washington ; Chang Park, University of Washington ; Emmanuela Gakidou, University of Washington

  3. Confidence intervals in small cluster surveys of conflict mortality: how sure are we really?Michael Spagat, University of London ; Gabriela Guerrero-Serdan, University of London

  4. Better the devil you know: the advantages (and problems) of using media sources for the study of war fatalitiesJoakim Kreutz, Uppsala University

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