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Prospects for political stability in a democratic Iraq : a study of the clusters of conflict

Author: Karen K Petersen; Stephen R Saunders
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.
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Clusters composed of a democratic state surrounded by autocratic states may be particularly conflict prone. This study, using COW and Polity data, analyzes 142 clusters over an extended period and  Read more...

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Petersen, Karen K. (Karen Kristina), 1972-
Prospects for political stability in a democratic Iraq.
Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, 2009
(OCoLC)743492446
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen K Petersen; Stephen R Saunders
ISBN: 9780773438705 077343870X
OCLC Number: 430056925
Description: vii, 120 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: Calamitous Clusters; 2. Three Streams of Literature; The Democratic Peace; Contiguity; Middle East Studies; 3. Cluster Propositions; Constructing Clusters; The Dependent Variable: MIDs and Wars; The Independent Variable: POLITY; Control Variables: Leave the Kitchen Sink at Home; Descriptive Statistics; 4. Testing Cluster Propositions; Who Initiates the Conflicts?; Will a Democratic Iraq Increase Conflict?; 5. Pausing for Provisos; Nonlinearity; Probabilistic Theory; MID Data; Alternative Explanations; 6. Do We Want Democracy in Iraq?; Appendix A; Entry Year of Clusters; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Karen K. Petersen and Stephen R. Saunders ; with a Foreword by James Lee Ray.

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"... example of research on the relationship between regime type and interstate conflict that is sensitive to, and in fact focused on, the policy implications of systematic empirical research... Read more...

 
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