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Democracy and War: The End of an Illusion? (Hardback)

Errol Anthony Henderson

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ISBN 10: 1588260518 / ISBN 13: 9781588260512
Edité par Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc, United States, 2002
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Errol Henderson critically examines what has been called the closest thing to an empirical law in world politics, the concept of the democratic peace. Henderson tests two versions of the democratic peace proposition (DPP) - that democracies rarely if ever fight one another, and that democracies are more peaceful in general than nondemocracies - using exactly the same data and statistical techniques as their proponents. In effect hoisting the thesis on its own petard, he finds that the ostensible democratic peace has in fact been the result of a confluence of several processes during the post-World War II era. It seems clear, Henderson maintains, that the presence of democracy is hardly a guarantor of peace - and under certain conditions, it may even increase the probability of war. Henderson convincingly refutes the democratic peace proposition - using exactly the same data and techniques as its proponents. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9781588260512

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Titre : Democracy and War: The End of an Illusion? (...

Éditeur : Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc, United States

Date d'édition : 2002

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Errol Henderson critically examines what has been called the closest thing to an empirical law in world politics, the concept of the democratic peace. Henderson tests two versions of the democratic peace proposition (DPP) - that democracies rarely if ever fight one another, and that democracies are more peaceful in general than nondemocracies - using exactly the same data and statistical techniques as their proponents. In effect hoisting the thesis on its own petard, he finds that the ostensible "democratic peace" has in fact been the result of a confluence of several processes during the post-World War II era. It seems clear, Henderson maintains, that the presence of democracy is hardly a guarantor of peace - and under certain conditions, it may even increase the probability of war. Henderson convincingly refutes the democratic peace proposition - using exactly the same data and techniques as its proponents.

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"This excellent small book sheds new light on one of the most deeply researched areas in political science. Written in a clear style accessible to all readers, whether "statistically literate" or not, it should appeal to IR scholars, as well as to those in comparative politics.... For classes with sections devoted to the democratic peace, this is must reading for teachers and students alike." - Alan C. Stam

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