The Social Market Roots of Democratic Peace

@article{Mousseau2009TheSM,
  title={The Social Market Roots of Democratic Peace},
  author={Michael Mousseau},
  journal={International Security},
  year={2009},
  volume={33},
  pages={52-86}
}
  • M. Mousseau
  • Published 7 April 2009
  • Political Science
  • International Security
Democracy does not cause peace among nations. Rather, domestic conditions cause both democracy and peace. From 1961 to 2001, democratic nations engaged in numerous fatal conflicts with each other, including at least one war, yet not a single fatal militarized incident occurred between nations with contract-intensive economiesthose where most people have the opportunity to participate in the market. In contract-intensive economies, individuals learn to respect the choices of others and value… 
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