Authoritarian Public Opinion and the Democratic Peace

  title={Authoritarian Public Opinion and the Democratic Peace},
  author={Mark S. Bell and Kai Quek},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={227 - 242}
Abstract The “democratic peace”—the regularity that democracies rarely (if ever) fight with other democracies but do fight with nondemocracies—is one of the most famous findings in international relations scholarship. There is little agreement, however, about the mechanism that underpins the democratic peace. Recently, scholars have shown that mass publics in liberal democracies are less supportive of using military force against other democracies. This finding has been taken to support the… 

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