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Grasping the Democratic Peace:
Principles for a Post-Cold War World
Bruce Russett
With a new preface by the author

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface (1995)
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1The Fact of Democratic Peace3
The Emergence of Democratic Peace before World War I5
The Spread of Democratic Peace9
Democracy, War, and Other Ambiguous Terms11
Some Alleged Wars between Democracies16
Ch. 2Why Democratic Peace?24
Alternative Explanations25
Democratic Norms and Culture?30
Structural and Institutional Constraints?38
Distinguishing the Explanations40
Ch. 3The Imperfect Democratic Peace of Ancient Greece43
Democracy, Autonomy, and War in Ancient Greece43
Who Fought Whom?51
When and Why Did Democracies Fight Each Other?54
Norms and Perceptions59
Appendix: Greek City-States in the Peloponnesian War: Their Domestic Regimes and Who They Fought63
Ch. 4The Democratic Peace since World War II72
Who and When73
What Influences Conflict?76
Democracy Matters84
Norms and Institutional Constraints86
Appendix: States and Their Political Regimes, 1946-198694
Ch. 5The Democratic Peace in Nonindustrial Societies99
Warfare and Participation100
Participation Matters105
Some Examples111
Appendix: Codes for Political Decision-making115
Ch. 6The Future of the Democratic Peace119
Covert Action against Other Democracies120
The Discourse at the End of the Cold War124
From the Inside Out129
Strengthening Democracy and Its Norms131
Can a Wider Democratic Peace Be Built?135
Notes139
References151
Index167

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