Libertarianism and International Violence

  title={Libertarianism and International Violence},
  author={Rudolph J. Rummel},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={27 - 71}
  • R. Rummel
  • Published 1 March 1983
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Conflict Resolution
Based on theory and previous results, three hypotheses are posed: (1) Libertarian states have no violence between themselves. (2) The more libertarian two states, the less their mutual violence. (3) The more libertarian a state, the less its foreign violence. These hypotheses are statistically tested against scaled data on all reported international conflict for 1976 to 1980; and where appropriate, against a list of wars from 1816 to 1974, and of threats and use of force from 1945 to 1965. The… 

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