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Democracy, Liberalism and War

Rethinking the Democratic Peace Debates

Tarak Barkawi (editor) Mark Laffey (editor)

ISBN: 9781555879556

Publication Date: Aug 2001

Format: Hardback

This work challenges the view that the relationship of "democracy", "liberalism", and "war" has been framed in terms of assumptions about the state and the international system. It interrogates the claim that liberal democratic states do not go to war with each other.
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This book challenges the way that the relationship of "democracy", "liberalism" and "war" has been framed in terms of (outdated) assumptions about the state and the international system. The authors place these key concepts in historical and social context and interrogate the claim that liberal democratic states do not go to war with each other. Rejecting simple causal connections, they reveal instead the multiple and changing relations among systems of government, liberal ideology and the use of force. Their critique opens up new space for the analysis of the roles of democracy, liberalism and war in the making of the international system.
Pages 250
Date Published 31 Aug 2001
Publisher Lynne Rienner Publishers
Series Critical Security Studies
Subject/s Political science & theory   Theory of warfare & military science   International relations   Liberalism & centre democratic ideologies  
Introduction, T. Barkawi, M. Laffey; Realist spaces, liberal bellicosities - reading the democratic theory, D. Blaney; state identity and interstate practices - the limits to democratic peace in South Asia, H. Muppidi; the downside of democracy - the modern tradition of ethnic and political cleansing, M. Mann; how German is it? - military professionalism and the democratic peace, T.R.W. Kubik; war inside the free world - the US and the Cold War in the Third World, T. Barkawi; Warfare, Security and Democracy in East Asia, B. Cumings; democracy, peace - what's not to love?, M. Rupert; democracy and peace in the global revolution, M. Shaw; the international relations of democracy, liberalism and war directions for future research, R. Duvall, J. Weldes.

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