The Third Leg of the Kantian Tripod for Peace: International Organizations and Militarized Disputes, 1950–85

  title={The Third Leg of the Kantian Tripod for Peace: International Organizations and Militarized Disputes, 1950–85},
  author={Bruce M. Russett and John R. O'neal and David R. Davis},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={441 - 467}
Immanuel Kant believed that democracy, economic interdependence, and international law and organizations could establish the foundations for “perpetual peace.” Our analyses of politically relevant dyads show that each of the three elements of the Kantian peace makes a statistically significant, independent contribution to peaceful interstate relations. These benefits are evident even when the influence of other theoretically interesting factors—such as relative power, alliances, geographic… 

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