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Liberal peace, liberal war : American politics and international security

Author: John M Owen
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1997.
Series: Cornell studies in security affairs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the chain of events linking peace with democracies. Owen emphasizes that peace is constructed by democratic ideas, and should be understood as a strong tendency built upon historically contingent perceptions and institutions. He tests his theory against ten cases drawn from over a century of U.S. diplomatic history, beginning with the Jay Treaty in 1794 and ending with the Spanish-American War in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Owen
ISBN: 0801433193 9780801433191 0801486904 9780801486906
OCLC Number: 37310877
Awards: Winner of A 1998 Choice Magazine "Outstanding Academic Title.
Description: x, 246 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Why Liberal Peace and Liberal War. 1. The Puzzle of Liberal Peace. 2. Identity, Ideology, and Institutions --
pt. II. American Diplomatic Crises, 1794-1898. 3. From the Jay Treaty to the War of 1812. 4. From the Oregon Crisis to the Civil War. 5. From the Virginius Affair to the Spanish-American War --
pt. III. Liberalism Matters. 6. Liberalism at Work. 7. Implications and Conclusions.
Series Title: Cornell studies in security affairs.
Responsibility: John M. Owen IV.

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Liberal democracies very rarely fight wars against each other, even though they go to war just as often as other types of states do. John M. Owen IV attributes this peculiar restraint to a synergy  Read more...

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