The democratic embargo: regime type and proxy war

  title={The democratic embargo: regime type and proxy war},
  author={Ryan Grauer and Dominic Tierney},
  journal={European Journal of International Relations},
  pages={444 - 470}
Democracies rarely fight interstate wars against one another, but democratic dyads frequently engage in hostile acts short of war, such as militarized interstate disputes and the backing of coups. Do democracies wage proxy war against other elected regimes by aiding rebels with weapons and other assistance? Scholars have found that democracies generally avoid doing so—a phenomenon we term the “democratic embargo.” However, the democratic embargo remains under-theorized. Using both datasets and… 

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