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Grasping the democratic peace : principles for a post-Cold War world

Author: Bruce Russett; William Antholis
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. printing, with new preface and corr., for the paperback edView all editions and formats
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By illuminating the conflict-resolving mechanisms inherent in the relationships between democracies, Bruce Russett explains one of the most promising developments of the modern international system: the striking fact that the democracies that it comprises have almost never fought each other.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Russett; William Antholis
ISBN: 0691001642 9780691001647 0691033463 9780691033464
OCLC Number: 247186657
Description: XI, 173 Seiten
Contents: Preface (1995)AcknowledgmentsCh. 1The Fact of Democratic Peace3The Emergence of Democratic Peace before World War I5The Spread of Democratic Peace9Democracy, War, and Other Ambiguous Terms11Some Alleged Wars between Democracies16Ch. 2Why Democratic Peace?24Alternative Explanations25Democratic Norms and Culture?30Structural and Institutional Constraints?38Distinguishing the Explanations40Ch. 3The Imperfect Democratic Peace of Ancient Greece43Democracy, Autonomy, and War in Ancient Greece43Who Fought Whom?51When and Why Did Democracies Fight Each Other?54Norms and Perceptions59Appendix: Greek City-States in the Peloponnesian War: Their Domestic Regimes and Who They Fought63Ch. 4The Democratic Peace since World War II72Who and When73What Influences Conflict?76Democracy Matters84Norms and Institutional Constraints86Appendix: States and Their Political Regimes, 1946-198694Ch. 5The Democratic Peace in Nonindustrial Societies99Warfare and Participation100Participation Matters105Some Examples111Appendix: Codes for Political Decision-making115Ch. 6The Future of the Democratic Peace119Covert Action against Other Democracies120The Discourse at the End of the Cold War124From the Inside Out129Strengthening Democracy and Its Norms131Can a Wider Democratic Peace Be Built?135Notes139References151Index167
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