The goal of igoR is to provide access and to extract information from the Intergovernmental Organizations Database (IGOs), version 3, provided by the Correlates of War Project https://correlatesofwar.org/ (Pevehouse et al. (2020)).

The dataset (V3) includes information of 534 IGO from 1816 to 2014, as well as membership information.

Source: Intergovernmental Organizations (v3).

Documentation and vignettes on https://dieghernan.github.io/igoR/

Additionally, a distribution of the State System Membership (Correlates of War Project (2017)) is included on this package.

Installation

Install igoR from CRAN:

You can install the developing version from GitHub:

library(remotes)
install_github("dieghernan/igoR")

Alternatively, you can install igoR using the r-universe:

# Enable this universe
options(repos = c(
  dieghernan = "https://dieghernan.r-universe.dev",
  CRAN = "https://cloud.r-project.org"
))


install.packages("igoR")

Basic usage

Search an IGO by name:

Search all IGOs related with sugar:

library(igoR)

result_sugar <- igo_search("Sugar")
ionum ioname orgname longorgname label sdate deaddate dead integrated replaced igocode version accuracyofpre1965membershipdates sourcesandnotes imputed political social economic
40 AMSC African/Malgasy Sugar Council African and Malagasy Sugar Council African and Malagasy Sugar Council 1966 1977 1 0 0 NA 2.1 Not applicable - created 1965 or later 0 0 0 1
1920 GLACSEC Group of L/A & Carib. Sugar Exp. Countries Group of Latin American and Caribbean Sugar Exporting Countries Group of Latin American and Caribbean Sugar Exporting Countries 1974 2001 1 0 0 NA 2.3 Not applicable - created 1965 or later 0 1 0 0
3130 ISuC Intl Sugar Council International Sugar Council International Sugar Council 1937 1967 1 0 0 91 3.0 Within 5 years 0 0 1 0
4290 SugU Sugar Union Sugar Union Sugar Union 1902 1913 1 0 0 29 3.0 Completely accurate, except a few minor uncertainties 0 0 0 1

IGO members:

Composition of the European Economic Community over time:

eec_code <- igo_search("EEC", exact = TRUE)

# Founding
eec_init <- igo_members(eec_code$ioname, year = eec_code$sdate)
ioname ccode state statenme year value category orgname
EEC 211 belgium Belgium 1958 1 Full Membership European Economic Community
EEC 220 france France 1958 1 Full Membership European Economic Community
EEC 325 italy Italy 1958 1 Full Membership European Economic Community
EEC 212 luxembourg Luxembourg 1958 1 Full Membership European Economic Community
EEC 210 netherlands Netherlands 1958 1 Full Membership European Economic Community
EEC 260 wgermany German Federal Republic 1958 1 Full Membership European Economic Community

EEC, members (1958)

# Latest date
eec_end <- igo_members(eec_code$ioname)
ioname ccode state statenme year value category orgname
EEC 211 belgium Belgium 1992 1 Full Membership European Economic Community
EEC 390 denmark Denmark 1992 1 Full Membership European Economic Community
EEC 220 france France 1992 1 Full Membership European Economic Community
EEC 255 germany Germany 1992 1 Full Membership European Economic Community
EEC 350 greece Greece 1992 1 Full Membership European Economic Community
EEC 205 ireland Ireland 1992 1 Full Membership European Economic Community
EEC 325 italy Italy 1992 1 Full Membership European Economic Community
EEC 212 luxembourg Luxembourg 1992 1 Full Membership European Economic Community
EEC 210 netherlands Netherlands 1992 1 Full Membership European Economic Community
EEC 235 portugal Portugal 1992 1 Full Membership European Economic Community
EEC 230 spain Spain 1992 1 Full Membership European Economic Community
EEC 200 uk United Kingdom 1992 1 Full Membership European Economic Community

EEC, members (1992)

Citation

To cite the igoR package in publications use:

D. Hernangómez (2021). igoR: Intergovernmental Organizations Database. R package version 0.1.1.9010. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4442958.

References

Correlates of War Project. 2017. “State System Membership List, v2016.” https://correlatesofwar.org/.

Pevehouse, Jon CW, Timothy Nordstrom, Roseanne W McManus, and Anne Spencer Jamison. 2020. “Tracking Organizations in the World: The Correlates of War IGO Version 3.0 Datasets.” Journal of Peace Research 57 (3): 492–503. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022343319881175.