New Research Tools: Introducing UNSCdeb8 (Beta): A Database of Verbatim Statements Given During Public Meetings of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Between 2010 and 2017
This Working Paper introduces the UNSCdeb8, a database of all verbatim statements given by the representatives of permanent and non-permanent members during public meetings of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) between 2010 and 2017.
All the textual data in UNSCdeb8 is aligned with metadata about the particular statement and meeting in which it was articulated, such as speaker-nationality, speaker-role, date, time, meeting number and agenda title of the meeting.
The database is primarily designed to facilitate corpus-driven social science research, but can also be used for other methodological approaches. The text also includes an illustration of how scholars can make use of the UNSCdeb8 through examples of research on Chinese discourse in the UNSC.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.