The Study of Interdependence and Conflict

  title={The Study of Interdependence and Conflict},
  author={Edward Deering Mansfield and Brian M. Pollins},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={834 - 859}
A burgeoning literature has emerged on the relationship between economic interdependence and political conflict. This literature is evaluated, and three issues are raised for future research. First, there is a need to improve the theoretical basis of claims about the influence of interdependence on conflict and to specify more clearly the causal mechanisms underlying any such relationship. Second, future research should identify the boundary conditions of the effects of interdependence on… 

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