Political Instability Task Force

Contact Information

Jack Goldstone
Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr., Professor; Director, Center for the Study of Social Change, Institutions and Policy (SCIP),

Schar School of Policy and Government
George Mason University
3351 North Fairfax Drive, MS 3B1
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 993-1409
Fax: (703) 993-8215

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Email: jgoldsto@gmu.edu

Up to 2012, Professor Goldstone and MOVE at Mason were home to the data and analysis of the Political Instability Task Force.The results of the Political Instability Task Force’s latest global forecasting model were presented in the January 2010 issue of the American Journal of Political Science. To obtain the article and supporting data, follow the links below:


A Global Model for Forecasting Political Instability

Jack A. Goldstone, Robert H. Bates, David L. Epstein, Ted Robert Gurr, Michael B. Lustik, Monty G. Marshall, Jay Ulfelder, and Mark Woodward  Black and white, 19 pages, 3 figures, 3 tables, 2 appendices
Publisher: American Journal of Political Science, January 2010
Click the Title on the left to access the article; Click HERE for supporting documentation

Professor Goldstone left the Task Force in 2012.  For subsequent data and analysis linked to PITF, please contact the Center for Systemic Peace, led by Dr. Monty Marshall.