Territorial contenders are political entities that control territory but differ from sovereign states in that they lack diplomatic recognition as legal members of the international system.

The territorial contenders data set includes information about 187 territorial contenders within the boundaries of 62 sovereign states over the 1816-2010 time interval.


Academic Citation: Douglas Lemke and Charles Crabtree (2020). Territorial Contenders in World Politics. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 64(2-3):518-544.

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