The Antinomy of Democratic Peace

  title={The Antinomy of Democratic Peace},
  author={Harald M{\"u}ller},
  journal={International Politics},
  • Harald Müller
  • Published 9 December 2004
  • Political Science
  • International Politics
Research on the ‘democratic peace’ has neglected the fact that democracies fight wars that no one else would, particularly to preserve international law and to prevent human disasters and large-scale violations of human rights. What is more, data on average probabilities of democratic war involvement have obscured that there have been vast differences in democracies' use of military force. This article demonstrates that the causal mechanisms of established approaches to the democratic peace do… 

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