Pro-Government Militias

Pro-Government Militia Website

Welcome to the PGMD 2.0

Welcome to the online PGMD 2.0 version of the Pro-Government Militias Project. The PGMD 2.0 provides extensive information on pro-government militias from around the globe between 1981 and 2014. The online PGMD 2.0 allows users to browse information on militia types, members, targets, purpose, support, and countries using the menu options on the left side of the screen.

You can download a static version of the PGMD 2.0 as group dataset and country-year dataset here.

When using these data, please cite the article describing the data and the codebook:
Carey, Sabine C., Neil J. Mitchell and Katrin Paula. 2022. "The Life, Death and Diversity of Pro- Government Militias: The Fully Revised Pro-Government Militias Database Version 2.0". Research & Politics 9(1).

Carey, Sabine C., and Neil J. Mitchell. 2021. Pro-Government Militias Database (PGMD) Version 2.0 Codebook, University of Mannheim.

Main Investigators: Sabine C. Carey and Neil J. Mitchell. Contact us here.

Funding was received from the European Research Council (Starting Grant No 336019), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK (RES-062-23-0363), and the Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW) at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).