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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 asExpand
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 & RussettExpand
Militarized Interstate Disputes, 1816-1976
This article offers an empirical description and discussion of interstate conflict behavior. The basis is a recently completed data set consisting of all recorded instances of threats, displays, andExpand
The World Religion Dataset, 1945–2010: Logic, Estimates, and Trends
This study introduces a new dataset on world religions. The World Religion Project consists of (a) a systematically developed classification of major world religions and religious families withinExpand
Structural Equivalence and International Conflict
The concept of international affinity—albeit under different names—captures a central place in international relations research. This study examines how different types of affinity affect theExpand
What Is the Enemy of My Enemy? Causes and Consequences of Imbalanced International Relations, 1816–2001
This study explores logical and empirical implications of friendship and enmity in world politics by linking indirect international relations (e.g., “the enemy of my enemy,” “the enemy of my friend”)Expand
Alliance, contiguity, wealth, and political stability: Is the lack of conflict among democracies a statistical artifact? 1
Scholars increasingly are accepting the empirical generalization that democracies almost never go to war with each other, and infrequently even engage in militarized disputes with each other. It hasExpand
Domestic sources of global change
Political development and global change : a theoretical overview -- Global change and the rise of modern states -- State formation and international conflict -- Domestic political change andExpand
Peace by Empire? Conflict Outcomes and International Stability, 1816-1976
This study attempts to explore the relationship between dispute outcomes and international stability. Stability is defined as a period characterized by the absence of violent-ridden or violent-proneExpand