The Liberal Peace: Interdependence, Democracy, and International Conflict, 1950-85

@article{Oneal1996TheLP,
  title={The Liberal Peace: Interdependence, Democracy, and International Conflict, 1950-85},
  author={John R. O'neal and Frances H. Oneal and Zeev Maoz and Bruce M. Russett},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={33},
  pages={11 - 28}
}
The classical liberals believed that democracy and free trade would reduce the incidence of war. Here we conduct new tests of the `democratic peace', incorporating into the analyses of Maoz & Russett (1993) a measure of economic interdependence based on the economic importance of bilateral trade. This allows us to conduct a simultaneous evaluation of the effects of regime type and interdependence on the likelihood that a pair of states will become involved in a militarized interstate dispute… 

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