Democracy and the Settlement of International Borders, 1919 to 2001

@article{Gibler2018DemocracyAT,
  title={Democracy and the Settlement of International Borders, 1919 to 2001},
  author={Douglas M Gibler and Andrew P. Owsiak},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  year={2018},
  volume={62},
  pages={1847 - 1875}
}
There is increasing evidence that territorial conflict is associated with centralized and nondemocratic regimes. We explore whether this relationship is due to the facility of democratic regimes to settle their international borders. Using Owsiak’s data set on border settlement processes, we find little evidence that democratic regimes are more likely than other types of regimes to settle their borders. In fact, joint democracy rarely precedes the first border agreement or full settlement of… 

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