Beyond Territorial Contiguity: Issues at Stake in Democratic Militarized Interstate Disputes

  title={Beyond Territorial Contiguity: Issues at Stake in Democratic Militarized Interstate Disputes},
  author={Sara McLaughlin Mitchell and Brandon C. Prins},
  journal={International Studies Quarterly},
Scholars of international politics have been slow to address the fundamental issues that ground interstate conflict. Territory has frequently been cited as a primary source of contention among states, but it remains only one issue and not even the one most prevalent in the post‐World War II time period. We take the first step toward understanding the broader theoretical link between regime type, issues, and militarized conflict by collecting new data on the issues in dispute between democracies… Expand

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