Kantian fractionalization predicts the conflict propensity of the international system

@article{Cranmer2015KantianFP,
  title={Kantian fractionalization predicts the conflict propensity of the international system},
  author={Skyler J. Cranmer and Elizabeth J. Menninga and Peter J. Mucha},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2015},
  volume={112 38},
  pages={11812-6}
}
Network science has spurred a reexamination of relational phenomena in political science, including the study of international conflict. We introduce a new direction to the study of conflict by showing that the multiplex fractionalization of the international system along three key dimensions is a powerful predictor of the propensity for violent interstate conflict. Even after controlling for well-established conflict indicators, our new measure contributes more to model fit for interstate… CONTINUE READING
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