The Effects of Political Similarity on the Onset of Militarized Disputes, 1816-1985

  title={The Effects of Political Similarity on the Onset of Militarized Disputes, 1816-1985},
  author={Suzanne Werner},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  pages={343 - 374}
  • S. Werner
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • Economics, Political Science
  • Political Research Quarterly
Historical evidence suggests that international conflicts often concern the management of domestic affairs. States frequently take issue with other states' human rights records and with the composition of their goernments. If domestic politics are frequently the issue in dispute between states, then we should not expect such disagreements to be equally likely to arise between all pairs of states. Since politically similar states manage their domestic affairs in similar fashion, they are less… 

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