Grasping the Commercial Institutional Peace

  title={Grasping the Commercial Institutional Peace},
  author={David H. Bearce},
While the commercial institutional peace research program provides empirical evidence that international institutions, especially preferential trade arrangements, help reduce the incidence of militarized inter-state conflict, it fails to delineate clearly how such institutions matter. Building from the logic that low opportunity costs for fighting, private information, and commitment problems constitute important causes of war, this article explores three interrelated causal mechanisms. First… CONTINUE READING