Does Peace Nurture Democracy?

  title={Does Peace Nurture Democracy?},
  author={Dan Reiter},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={935 - 948}
  • Dan Reiter
  • Published 1 August 2001
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Politics
Liberal international relations theory proposes that peace fosters democracy. This research note tests this and a related hypothesis, that defeat in war makes an authoritarian state's transition to democracy more likely. It uses Weibull event history models to analyze both the transition to and survival of democracy for states from 1960 to 1992, using the MID, COW, and Pearson/Baumann intervention data sets to measure international conflict. Important control variables such as economic… 

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