Intervention and Democracy

  title={Intervention and Democracy},
  author={Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and George W. Downs},
Recent events have raised questions about the extent to which military intervention promotes democracy and the degree to which this depends on the nature of the intervener. We argue that traction on these issues is best obtained by focusing on the policies of the target state that have the greatest implications for the political survival of the intervening state's leader and the kind of governmental institutions in the target state that are most likely to produce them. This perspective… CONTINUE READING


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