He is the co-editor of The Politics of Extreme Austerity: While several experts, academics and journalists, such as Edward Lucas and Luke Hardinghave been arguing for years that the West is facing a New Cold War, over the last four years we have seen a significant escalation of Russian operations, not just in its traditional sphere of influence at the intersection between Europe and Asia Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia but within Western countries.
This idea dates back centuries, at least to Immanuel Kant and other 18th-century Enlightenment thinkers. In recent decades it has constituted a major research agenda, competing with and arguably supplanting other research agendas such as neo-realism. The democratic peace proposition has many possible empirical and theoretical forms.
Notably, most although not all empirical research on the democratic peace has employed quantitative methods of analysis. On the theoretical side, there are many different accounts of the relationship between democracy and peace, with most focusing on domestic political institutions, domestic political norms, and constructed identities.
The democratic peace proposition is connected to many other propositions linking domestic politics and international relations, including that democracies are more likely to cooperate with each other, that democracies are more likely to win the wars they fight, that escalating military casualties degrade public support for war, that leaders initiate conflict to secure their domestic hold on power the diversionary hypothesisthat democracies fight shorter wars, that different kinds of democracies experience different kinds of conflict behavior, that different kinds of authoritarian systems experience different kinds of conflict behavior, and others.
The democratic peace also overlaps with related ideas such as the liberal peace and the commercial peace. General Overviews The democratic peace proposition has been lurking in Western thought for millennia, as Weart shows, but Kant provides its first modern formulation.
The idea that global democracy would provide a solid foundation for global peace was restated in by Woodrow Wilson as a justification for American entry into World War I and then as part of his vision for a new world order. Modern political science first observed the dyadic democratic peace—that democracies tend not to fight each other—in the s.
The observation enjoyed greater attention in the s in particular in two pathbreaking essays by Michael Doyle, reprinted in Doyle It received fuller theoretical and empirical attention in the s.
Other scholars sought to develop the theory and push forward more advanced research designs in works such as Russett ; Ray ; and Rousseau, et al.
In the s, proponents of the democratic peace responded to their critics and embedded the democratic peace in a broader Kantian peace Russett and Oneal The End of History and the Last Man.
The definitive intellectual statement that Western values triumphed in the Cold War. Cambridge University Press, Presents a massive new data set on territorial conflicts.
Edited by Hans S. Originally published in Democracy and International Conflict: An Evaluation of the Democratic Peace Proposition.
University of South Carolina Press, Available online by subscription. Grasping the Democratic Peace: Principles for a Post—Cold War World. Princeton University Press, Lays out the normative and institutional explanations of the democratic peace and presents a variety of different forms of rigorous evidence demonstrating the dyadic democratic peace, including sophisticated analysis of post conflict behavior.
Russett, Bruce, and John R. Democracy, Interdependence, and International Organizations. Presented more sophisticated empirical tests, addressing many s theoretical and empirical critiques.
Yale University Press, Presents a narrative rather than statistical empirical tests. One main contribution is the analysis of democratic peace in pre-Napoleonic times, including ancient Greece and medieval Italy.
Discusses the phenomena of democratic aggression and imperialism.
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