Do Intergovernmental Organizations Promote Peace?

  title={Do Intergovernmental Organizations Promote Peace?},
  author={C Boehmer and Erik Gartzke and Timothy Nordstrom},
  journal={World Politics},
  pages={1 - 38}
A basic debate in world politics involves the impact of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) on international conflict. Liberals, functionalists, and others see IGOs as capable of transforming global anarchy, while realists emphasize the essential irrelevance of IGOs in managing such fundamental processes as war and peace. Recent quantitative studies also yield disparate conclusions depending on particular econometric assumptions, implying variously that IGOs foster pacific relations among… 

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