In this project, students enrolled in Drew University’s Semester in the United Nations (UN), Principles in International Law, and International Human Rights have been and will be collecting data on the ratification status of conventions deposited in the United Nations Treaty Collection and creating a choropleth map that captures the geographic representation of the collected data.
This assignment helps students learn about three important parts of a data science workflow:
- The collection and the structuring of data;
- Generating a map that captures the geographic representation of the collected data; and
- Writing a short post that analyzes and interprets the data.
The students’ observations were recorded in a dataset, using a codebook prepared by Professor Yordan. All the datasets are available in the World Politics Data Lab’s GitHub repository. This page also includes information on how the data was structured and each variable’s categories.
Most Recent Analyses:
- Mapping the Ratification Status of the 1950 Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others
- Mapping the Ratification Status of the 1962 Convention on Consent to Marriage
- Mapping the Ratification Status of the 1988 United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
- Mapping the Ratification Status of the 1974 Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space
- Mapping the Ratification Status of the 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production, and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction
- Mapping the Ratification Status of the 1953 Convention On the International Right of Correction