International Crises and the Capitalist Peace

  title={International Crises and the Capitalist Peace},
  author={Erik Gartzke and Joseph J. Hewitt},
  journal={International Interactions},
  pages={115 - 145}
Recent research suggests that free markets and economic development contribute to a reduction in interstate conflict. This “capitalist peace” has been seen alternately to complement or to supplant the more well-known democratic peace effect. Here, we compare the behavior of democracies and capitalist dyads in the context of the Interstate Crisis Behavior (ICB) dataset. The ICB data offers a number of advantages in assessing the conflict decisions of national leaders, rather than the accidents… 
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