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In War's Wake: International Conflict and the Fate of Liberal Democracy

In War's Wake: International Conflict and the Fate of Liberal Democracy

by Elizabeth Kier, Ronald R. Krebs


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521157704
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Kier is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington. She is the author of Imagining War: French and British Military Doctrine between the Wars.

Ronald R. Krebs is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. His most recent book is Fighting for Rights: Military Service and the Politics of Citizenship.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: war and democracy in comparative perspective Elizabeth Kier and Ronald Krebs; Part I. War and Democratic Transitions: New and Durable Democracies?: 2. Does war influence democratization? Edward Mansfield and Jack Snyder; 3. Dodging a bullet: democracy's gains in modern war Paul Starr; 4. Armed conflict and the durability of electoral democracy Nancy Bermeo; Part II. War and Democratic Publics: Reshaping Political Participation?: 5. The effects of war on civil society: cross-national evidence from World War II Rieko Kage; 6. Veterans, human rights, and the tranformation of European democracy Jay Winter; 7. War and reform: gaining labor's compliance on the homefront Elizabeth Kier; 8. Spinning Mars: democracy in Britain and the United States and the economic lessons of war Mark Wilson; Part III. War and Democratic States: Government by the People or over the People?: 9. International conflict and the constitutional balance: executive authority after war Ronald R. Krebs; 10. Claims and capacity: war, national policing institutions, and democracy Daniel Kryder; 11. War, recruitment systems, and democracy Deborah Avant; Concluding reflections: 12. What wars do Miguel Angel Centeno.

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