The Democratic Peace and Rivalries

@article{Hensel2000TheDP,
  title={The Democratic Peace and Rivalries},
  author={Paul R. Hensel and Gary Goertz and Paul F. Diehl},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  year={2000},
  volume={62},
  pages={1173 - 1188}
}
This article reexamines the democratic peace in a longitudinal fashion. We extend the democratic peace proposition beyond isolated militarized disputes or wars to longer term interstate rivalries. Rivalries of all types are rare among democratic dyads; there is only one case of enduring rivalry between consistently democratic states, and most conflictual relationships between democracies remain confined to isolated conflict. Second, we assess the effect of regime change on rivalry behavior when… 

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