Clash of Civilizations, or Realism and Liberalism Déjà Vu? Some Evidence

  title={Clash of Civilizations, or Realism and Liberalism D{\'e}j{\`a} Vu? Some Evidence},
  author={B. Russett and J. O'neal and M. Cox},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={583 - 608}
  • B. Russett, J. O'neal, M. Cox
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Peace Research
  • 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 countries during the period 1950-92. We find that such traditional realist influences as contiguity, alliances, and relative power, and liberal influences of joint democracy and interdependence, provide a much better account of interstate conflict. Pairs of states split across civilizational… CONTINUE READING
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