Democracy and Peace

@article{Gleditsch1992DemocracyAP,
  title={Democracy and Peace},
  author={Nils Petter Gleditsch},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  year={1992},
  volume={29},
  pages={369 - 376}
}
  • N. P. Gleditsch
  • Published 1 November 1992
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Peace Research
The observation that democracies rarely if ever fight each other was made by Dean Babst nearly three decades ago, but has had little impact on the literature on peace research and international relations until recently. But now every volume of the leading journals contains articles on minor and major aspects of this theme. Professional jealousy and confusion of levels of analysis are possible explanations for the late acceptance of the idea of a democratic peace, but above all it seems to have… 

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