Updates on “Diplometrics” project
The Pardee Center’s team of research assistants has made significant progress on its data collection of “diplometrics,” which include a variety of diplomacy measures. The team, so far, has compiled four different databases. One measures the number and location of foreign embassies by country over time. Another shows each country’s involvement in intergovernmental organizations (IGOs). We will also have a database on each country’s voluntary contributions to the UN as well as one on the UN’s professional staff. Our RAs are now carefully vetting the data, and these databases should be ready to integrate into the IFs system soon. Our team hopes to collect additional data on diplomacy throughout the year, including measures of bilateral alliances, staff and budget contributions to all international organizations, and on issues related to measuring sovereignty.