Puzzles of the Democratic Peace: Theory, Geopolitics and the Transformation of World Politics

  • Citation: Rasler, Karen, and William Thompson. Puzzles of the Democratic Peace: theory, geopolitics and the transformation of world politics. Springer, 2016.
    • Topics:
    • IR Theories
    • Keywords:
    • democratization
    • regime type
    • world politics

Ever since the revival of Kant’s Perpetual Peace thesis, the linkage between democracy and peace has been a central topic in international relations research, with sustained debate over whether it exists and if it does, why it does. In this stimulating volume, two leading IR scholars place the democratic peace debate within a broader context, including the extent of threats in international relations, degree of satisfaction with the status quo, the diffusion of democracy, and the rise of the trading state.

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