United States Military Intervention and the Promotion of Democracy

  title={United States Military Intervention and the Promotion of Democracy},
  author={James Meernik},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={391 - 402}
  • James Meernik
  • Published 1 November 1996
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Journal of Peace Research
All through history, when United States presidents have sought to explain or defend US military interventions in foreign lands, no goal, with the exception of the national security of the United States, has been advanced with such regularity and frequency as the promotion of democracy. Interestingly, however, this readiness to use force in the name of democracy does not appear to square with some of the emerging findings on the pacific relations among democratic nations. If states do not war on… 

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