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On measuring inequality.
A number of measures of inequality are examined, their strengths and weaknesses are evaluated, and some of the measures when they were applied to data on representation state legislatures and on land distribution are compared.
Triangulating Peace: Democracy, Interdependence, and International Organizations
Triangulating Peace tackles today's most provocative hypothesis in the field of international relations: the democratic peace proposition. Drawing on ideas originally put forth by Immanuel Kant, the
Bound To Lead: The Changing Nature Of American Power
Is America still Number 1? A leading scholar of international politics and former State Department official takes issue with Paul Kennedy and others and clearly demonstrates that the United States is
Normative and structural causes of democratic peace, 1946-1986
Democratic states are in general about as conflict- and war-prone as nondemocracies, but democracies have rarely clashed with one another in violent conflict. We first show that democracy, as well as
The Liberal Peace: Interdependence, Democracy, and International Conflict, 1950-85
The classical liberals believed that democracy and free trade would reduce the incidence of war. Here we conduct new tests of the `democratic peace', incorporating into the analyses of Maoz & Russett
Civil Wars Kill and Maim People—Long After the Shooting Stops
Political scientists have conducted only limited systematic research on the consequences of war for civilian populations. Here we argue that the civilian suffering caused by civil war extends well
The Kantian Peace: The Pacific Benefits of Democracy, Interdependence, and International Organizations, 1885-1992
The authors test Kantian and realist theories of interstate conflict using data extending over more than a century, treating those theories as complementary rather than competing. As the classical
Assessing the Liberal Peace with Alternative Specifications: Trade Still Reduces Conflict
Some recent analyses challenge previous reports which show that economically important trade significantly reduces the probability of militarized disputes between countries. Beck et al. (1998)
Clash of Civilizations, or Realism and Liberalism Déjà Vu? Some Evidence
We assess the degree to which propositions from Samuel Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order can account for the incidence of militarized interstate disputes between