Debating the Democratic Peace / Edition 1

Debating the Democratic Peace / Edition 1

by Michael E. Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262522136

ISBN-13: 9780262522137

Pub. Date: 05/10/1996

Publisher: MIT Press

Are democracies less likely to go to war than other kinds of states? This question is of tremendous importance in both academic and policy-making circles and one that has been debated by political scientists for years. The Clinton administration, in particular, has argued that the United States should endeavor to promote democracy around the world. This timely

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Are democracies less likely to go to war than other kinds of states? This question is of tremendous importance in both academic and policy-making circles and one that has been debated by political scientists for years. The Clinton administration, in particular, has argued that the United States should endeavor to promote democracy around the world. This timely reader includes some of the most influential articles in the debate that have appeared in the journal
International Security during the past two years, adding two seminal pieces published elsewhere to make a more balanced and complete collection,
suitable for classroom use.

The MIT Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262522137
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
05/10/1996
Series:
International Security Readers
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.12(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

The Contributors
Acknowledgments
Preface
Pt. 1The Case for the Democratic Peace
Kant, Liberal Legacies, and Foreign Affairs3
The Fact of Democratic Peace58
Why Democratic Peace?82
How Liberalism Produces Democratic Peace116
Pt. IIThe Case Against the Democratic Peace
Kant or Cant: The Myth of the Democratic Peace157
The Insignificance of the Liberal Peace202
Polities and Peace239
The Subjectivity of the "Democratic" Peace: Changing U.S. Perceptions of Imperial Germany263
Democratization and the Danger of War301
Pt. IIIPoint and Counterpoint
The Democratic Peace - And Yet It Moves337
The Liberal Peace - And Yet it Squirms351
On the Democratic Peace355
Reflections on the Liberal Peace and its Critics358
Michael Doyle on the Democratic Peace - Again364
Suggestions for Further Reading374

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