How Democracies Use Intervention: A Neglected Dimension in Studies of the Democratic Peace

  title={How Democracies Use Intervention: A Neglected Dimension in Studies of the Democratic Peace},
  author={Charles W. Kegley and Margaret G. Hermann},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={309 - 322}
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