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Grasping the Democratic Peace: Principles for a Post-Cold War World / Edition 1
     

Grasping the Democratic Peace: Principles for a Post-Cold War World / Edition 1

by Bruce Russett
 

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ISBN-10: 0691001642

ISBN-13: 9780691001647

Pub. Date: 11/29/1994

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691001647
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/29/1994
Edition description:
With a New preface by the author
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
934,506
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Preface (1995)

Acknowledgments

Ch. 1 The Fact of Democratic Peace 3

The Emergence of Democratic Peace before World War I 5

The Spread of Democratic Peace 9

Democracy, War, and Other Ambiguous Terms 11

Some Alleged Wars between Democracies 16

Ch. 2 Why Democratic Peace? 24

Alternative Explanations 25

Democratic Norms and Culture? 30

Structural and Institutional Constraints? 38

Distinguishing the Explanations 40

Ch. 3 The Imperfect Democratic Peace of Ancient Greece 43

Democracy, Autonomy, and War in Ancient Greece 43

Who Fought Whom? 51

When and Why Did Democracies Fight Each Other? 54

Norms and Perceptions 59

Appendix: Greek City-States in the Peloponnesian War: Their Domestic Regimes and Who They Fought 63

Ch. 4 The Democratic Peace since World War II 72

Who and When 73

What Influences Conflict? 76

Democracy Matters 84

Norms and Institutional Constraints 86

Appendix: States and Their Political Regimes, 1946-1986 94

Ch. 5 The Democratic Peace in Nonindustrial Societies 99

Warfare and Participation 100

Participation Matters 105

Some Examples 111

Appendix: Codes for Political Decision-making 115

Ch. 6 The Future of the Democratic Peace 119

Covert Action against Other Democracies 120

The Discourse at the End of the Cold War 124

From the Inside Out 129

Strengthening Democracy and Its Norms 131

Can a Wider Democratic Peace Be Built? 135

Notes 139

References 151

Index 167

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