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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

MAR: Minorities at Risk Project

Cornell Law Library's InSite current awareness service
(3/10/2008) brings our attention to the Minorities at Risk project.

From the InSite review:

"Minorities at Risk (MAR), a project initiated in 1986, is
based at University of Maryland’s Center for International
Development and Conflict Management. MAR monitors
more than 280 politically significant ethnic groups, "identifying
where they are, what they do, and what happens to them."
Information on the site currently covers the years 1945-2003.
MAR makes available to the site an extensive dataset that users
may access with a free registration. Once registered, users may
manipulate the data, including accessing specific variables and
creating subsets. A separate discrimination dataset is posted
to the site and files are organized by minority group and country."