Clayton Thyne: Research
Powell and Thyne Coup Dataset (updated continuously). See below for all other data and replication files.
Thyne, Clayton L. 2019. Political Analysis for the Rest of Us: An Accessible Take on the Science of Political Science, 2nd ed. Cincinnati, OH: Van-Griner.
Publications (peer-reviewed articles):
Thyne, Clayton L., and Kendall Hitch. 2020. “Democratic versus Authoritarian Coups: The Influence of External Actors on States’ Post-coup Political Trajectories.” Journal of Conflict Resolution, forthcoming.
Thyne, Clayton L., Jonathan M. Powell, Sarah Hayden, and Emily VanMeter. 2018. “Even Generals Need Friends: How Domestic and International Reactions to Coups Influence Regime Survival.” Journal of Conflict Resolution, 62(7):1406-1432.
Johnson, Jaclyn, and Clayton L. Thyne. 2018. “Squeaky Wheels and Troop Loyalty: How Domestic Protests Influence Coups d’état, 1952-2005.” Journal of Conflict Resolution, 62(3):597-625.
Thyne, Clayton L. 2017. “The Impact of Coups d'état on Civil War Duration.” Conflict Management and Peace Science, 34(3):287-307.
Thyne, Clayton L., and Jonathan M. Powell. 2016. “Coup ‘etat or Coup d’Autocracy? How Coups Impact Democratization, 1950-2008.” Foreign Policy Analysis 12(2):192-213.
Shannon, Megan, Clayton L. Thyne, Amanda Dugan, and Sarah Hayden. 2015. “The International Community’s Reaction to Coups.” Foreign Policy Analysis 11(4):363-76.
Phayal, Anup, Prabin Khadka, and Clayton L. Thyne. 2015. “What Makes and Ex-Combatant Happy? A Micro Analysis of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration in South Sudan.” International Studies Quarterly 59(4):654-68.
Lasley, Trace, and Clayton L. Thyne. 2015. “Secession, Legitimacy and the Use of Child Soldiers.” Conflict Management and Peace Science 32(3):289-308.
Sanborn, Howard B. IV, and Clayton L. Thyne. 2014. “Learning Democracy: Education and the Fall of Authoritarian Regimes.” British Journal of Political Science 44(4):773-797.
Thyne, Clayton L., and Ryan D. Schroeder. 2012. “Social Constraints and Civil War: Bridging the Gap with Criminological Theory.” Journal of Politics 74(4):1066-1078.
Morey, Daniel S., Clayton L. Thyne, Sarah L. Hayden, and Michael B. Senters. 2012. “Leader, Follower, or Spectator?: The Role of President Obama in the Arab Spring Uprisings.” Social Science Quarterly 9(5):1185-1201.
Thyne, Clayton L. 2012. “Information, Commitment, and Intra-War Bargaining: The Effect of Governmental Constraints on Civil War Duration” International Studies Quarterly 56(2):307-321.
Crescenzi, Mark J.C., Kelly M. Kadera, Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, and Clayton L. Thyne 2011. “A Supply Side Theory of Third Party Conflict Management.” International Studies Quarterly 55(4):1069-1094.
Powell, Jonathan M., and Clayton L. Thyne. 2011. “Global Instances of Coups from 1950 to 2010: A New Dataset.” Journal of Peace Research 48(2):249-259.
Mitchell, Sara McLaughlin, and Clayton L. Thyne. 2010. "Contentious Issues as Opportunities for Diversionary Behavior." Conflict Management and Peace Science 27(5):461-485.
Thyne, Clayton L. 2010. “Supporter of Stability or Agent of Agitation? The Effect of United States Foreign Policy on Coups in Latin America, 1960--1999.” Journal of Peace Research 47(4):449-461.
Thyne, Clayton L. and Erika Moreno. 2008. “Squeaky Wheels and Unequal Policy: Executive Authority and Education Reform in Latin America.” Comparative Political Studies 41(7):921-946.
Hensel, Paul R., Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Thomas E. Sowers II, and Clayton L. Thyne. 2008. "Bones of Contention: Comparing Territorial, Maritime, and River Issues.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 52(1):117-143.
Thyne, Clayton L. 2006. “ABC’s, 123’s and the Golden Rule: The Pacifying Effect of Education on Civil Conflict, 1980—1999.” International Studies Quarterly 50:733-754.
Thyne, Clayton L. 2006. “Cheap Signals with Costly Consequences: The Effect of Interstate Relations on Civil War, 1945—1999.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 50(6): 937-961.
Publications (not peer-reviewed):
Salehyan, Idean, and Clayton L. Thyne. 2012. “Civil Wars.” In Guide to the Scientific Study of International Processes. Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Paul F. Diehl, and James D. Morrow, eds. West Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell. Chapter link
Thyne, Clayton L. 2006. “Federalist Party” and “Socialist Party.” In Sabato, Larry J. and Howard R. Ernst, eds. Encyclopedia of American Political Parties and Elections. New York, NY: Facts on File.
Datasets often give us country names without the corresponding country code (ccode). This makes it a total pain to merge with other datasets. I’ve written a do file that will automatically fill in the ccode. To add the country codes, first rename the country variable to “country” (probably unnecessary – it’s likely already named “country”). Next, add the following to your Stata command line:
The command should generate a new variable called “ccode” with the correct ccodes. I update the do file every time I see a country spelled a different way. Please let me know if you find any errors or omissions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As an addition to the .do file above, I often bang my head against the wall when I bump into those painful ccodes that don’t match up well (e.g., Yugoslavia, USSR, Ethiopia). I recently went through three datasets I use quite a bit and tried to match up the painful ones in a consistent manner. At a minimum, this should be a good place to start when looking for inconsistent ccodes. This file should give you a good start on how I tried to figure things out.
When merging anything, I’d look at for the ccodes on: Germany (GMY, GRF, GDR), Yugoslavia (YUG, KOS, SER, MNG), USSR (RUS, USSR), Ethiopia, Yemen (YAR, YEM, YPR), Pakistan (for Polity anyway), Vietnam (DRV, RVN), and then the smaller states (VAN, KIR, TUV, TON, NAU).
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