Visualizing Peace: Agreements in Time and Space

A timeline and map of peace agreements that you may filter simultaneously by year, location, and topic.

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Please view these visualisations on a laptop or desktop computer using a recent version of Chrome or Firefox. On mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, the visualisations might not display correctly.

The 'Time and Space' visualisation was originally developed by Lucy Havens and Mengting Bao in the summer of 2018, and updated by Sarah Schöttler in early 2019.

This visualisation provides a map and timelines that illustrate temporal, geographic, and categorical trends in peace agreements. The map and timelines can be filtered by time, location, and category. Hovering and clicking on an agreement in any of the visualizations displays the agreement's details, with links to a digitized version of the document and its complete PA-X coding.

How to read the visualisations

With this visualisation, you can view peace agreements across three dimensions: time, geography, and category.
There are options for filtering displayed on the left, which allow you to view a subset of the data, e.g. a particular timeframe, specific countries or entities, or agreements with certain codes (categories) assigned.
To understand the codes assigned to each peace agreement as represented in the data visualizations, please refer to the PA-X Codebook.

Agreements in Time and Space visualizes agreements on a timeline and a map simultaneously.
On the map, dots represent peace agreements. Clicking a country will open a new view showing all peace agreements signed by that country, sorted on a spiral. Each agreement is represented by a flower-like symbol. The larger a petal, the more detail the agreement has about the code associated with that petal's color. The absence of a petal means the agreement does not address the associated code at all. If an agreement does not address any of the codes, it is displayed as a grey dot.

The video below explains how to use the interface.

Read the Project Blog of the previous version (written by Lucy Havens) ↗