Debating the Democratic Peace

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  • Copyright: 1996-05-10
  • Publisher: Mit Pr

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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 Securityduring the past two years, adding two seminal pieces published elsewhere to make a more balanced and complete collection, suitable for classroom use.

Author Biography

Michael E. Brown is Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

Sean M. Lynn-Jones is Editor of International Security, the International Security Program's quarterly journal. He is also series editor of the Belfer Center Studies in International Security, the Program's book series that is published by MIT Press.

Steven E. Miller is director of the International Security Program at the Belfer Center.

Table of Contents

The Contributors
The Case for the Democratic Peace
Kant, Liberal Legacies, and Foreign Affairsp. 3
The Fact of Democratic Peacep. 58
Why Democratic Peace?p. 82
How Liberalism Produces Democratic Peacep. 116
The Case Against the Democratic Peace
Kant or Cant: The Myth of the Democratic Peacep. 157
The Insignificance of the Liberal Peacep. 202
Polities and Peacep. 239
The Subjectivity of the "Democratic" Peace: Changing U.S. Perceptions of Imperial Germanyp. 263
Democratization and the Danger of Warp. 301
Point and Counterpoint
The Democratic Peace - And Yet It Movesp. 337
The Liberal Peace - And Yet it Squirmsp. 351
On the Democratic Peacep. 355
Reflections on the Liberal Peace and its Criticsp. 358
Michael Doyle on the Democratic Peace - Againp. 364
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 374
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