Global Contentious Politics Dataset (GLOCON) is the the first comparable protest event database on emerging markets using local news sources. GLOCON counts the number of events such as strikes, rallies, boycotts, protests, riots, and demonstrations, i.e. the “repertoire of contention,” and operationalizes protest events by various social groups by including (i) spontaneous or organized protests, and (ii) protests led by organizations (political, ethnic, religious, or criminal) independent of the location of the protest event.

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