Foundations for integrating the democratic and territorial peace arguments

  title={Foundations for integrating the democratic and territorial peace arguments},
  author={Andrew P. Owsiak},
  journal={Conflict Management and Peace Science},
  pages={63 - 87}
  • Andrew P. Owsiak
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • Conflict Management and Peace Science
The democratic and territorial peace arguments explain interstate peace via distinct mechanisms. Yet they can be integrated. I theoretically derive both the unique domains in which each argument might operate and the ways in which the two arguments might reinforce one another. An analysis of the period 1816–2001 demonstrates support for a more integrative approach. Within contiguous dyads, border settlement significantly reduces conflict, even for non-democratic dyads. Democratic dyads, however… 
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