ISA 2014 Paper

The International Studies Association had its annual conference last week in Toronto. I met many people I knew only online or from the reference sections of papers, and had a overall great time. Here's the paper and slides that I wrote with my co-author, Jill Irvine on first steps toward measuring political mobilization using event … Continue reading ISA 2014 Paper


Brazilian Protests in the Global Knowledge Graph

Brazilian Protest Themes in the Global Knowledge Graph This post originally appeared on the GDELT blog. The Global Knowledge Graph, in the words of Kalev Leetaru, aims to “connect every person, organization, location, count, theme, news source, and event across the planet into a single massive network that captures what’s happening around the world, what its … Continue reading Brazilian Protests in the Global Knowledge Graph

Subsetting and Aggregating GDELT Using dplyr and SQLite

Edit 17 Sept to reflect changes in dplyr's syntax GDELT is an incredible resource for researchers and political scientists and has been getting increasing attention in popular publications. But weighing in at more than 60 GB, it's too hefty for any kind of quick analysis in R, and is even cumbersome to subset in Python. The … Continue reading Subsetting and Aggregating GDELT Using dplyr and SQLite

Subsetting GDELT for Domestic Events

Update: This post is only useful if you're using the reduced dataset. The complete dataset includes an ActionGeo_CountryCode field that you can easily use to pull only events occurring in a country of interest. I recommend using the full dataset. As part of a project examining the effects of U.S. democracy and governance assistance on … Continue reading Subsetting GDELT for Domestic Events