Contiguous States, Stable Borders and the Peace between Democracies

  title={Contiguous States, Stable Borders and the Peace between Democracies},
  author={Douglas M Gibler},
  journal={International Studies Quarterly},
  • Douglas M Gibler
  • Published 1 March 2014
  • Political Science
  • International Studies Quarterly
Park and Colaresi find that border stability does not apply to non-contiguous states. This just confirms, again, an argument I have been making in numerous publications since my original “Bordering on Peace” article. Nevertheless, I use this response to present a replication of my original argument, as it applies to contiguous states, and I find strong support for the contention that the democratic peace can better be understood as a stable border peace. I also discuss several different… 

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