Field Descriptions

The flexible search method allows users to combine one or more conditional AND search together. The fields that users can serach over are listed below:

  • Country / Organization:

    This field allows users to search by the name of a party to an agreement. These parties may be either formal states or non-governmental organizations. It is possible to search of one or more countries. Examples of countries include France, Cameroon, Argentina while the organizations include the International Atomic Energy Agency, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and the Inter-American Development Bank.

    Example: Search for all agreements between France and Cameroon

    1. Add a Country/Organization field and select to France.
    2. Add another Country/Organization field and select Cameroon.
    3. Click the search button.

  • COW Code

    COW codes correspond to the "country codes" used in the Correlates of War (COW) dataset. For those not familiar, for many decades the Correlates of War (COW) project has been devoted to the systematic accumulation of scientific knowledge about war. The Correlates of War (COW) datasets are commonly used by scholars in Political Science, Economics and Public Policy. By providing the Correlates of War country codes, we hope scholars will easily mash up the data offered in the WTI with other datasets that rely upon the Correlates of War "country codes."

    Example:

    1. Bulgaria has a COW Code of 355
    2. Egypt has a COW Code of 651

  • Topic

     Download descriptions of the World Treaty Index topic codes.

    Often scholars are interested in studying a particular topical subset of agreements. Using the original topic fields created by Peter Rohn, end users can filter the full population of agreements to the desired subset. For agreements not contained in the original dataset collected by Peter Rohn, we have, to the best of our ability, attempted to follow the original Rohn coding.

    It is important to note that each agreement features only one Rohn topic. In certain instances, this limitation to a single topic code per agreement may not fully characterize the content of the underlying agreement.

    Example:

    1. 9XTRAD is for Extradition Agreements

  • Title Keyword

    This field allows an end user to execute a simple keyword search for terms contained in the titles of the agreements in the full WTI dataset.

  • Laterality

    This field allows scholars to limit their search to unilateral, bilateral or multilateral agreements.

  • Signed on or after

    This feature allows end users interested in collecting information on agreements on or after a specific date range to restrict their search for agreements to that date range.

  • Signed before or on

    This feature allows end users interested in collecting information on agreements before or on a specific date range to restrict their search for agreements to that date range.