Political Tolerance and Territorial Threat: A Cross-National Study

  title={Political Tolerance and Territorial Threat: A Cross-National Study},
  author={Marc L. Hutchison and Douglas M Gibler},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={128 - 142}
The Steps-to-War theory of international conflict argues that territorial issues are more salient than other issues domestically. However, the evidence for this conclusion almost always rests with international conflict outcomes, assuming away the domestic political processes leading to greater salience. In the tolerance literature, several studies note that political attitudes, particularly toward unpopular groups, vary systematically across different states but provide few explanations that… 
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