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Democratic Peace Theory (II)

First… some works to definitely look at:
For Empirics: Russett (1993)

• Controls, Tests 3 historical periods For a good Literature Synthesis: Chan's work Domestic Institutions (one causal logic explaining DPT) Constraints are placed on elected leaders by domestic institutions

• Citizens will not elect leaders who want war (Kant, Doyle)

• Domestic Institutions and Ideology Shared Norms: public trust and respect for other democracies

• Democratic culture encourages compromise (Maoz and Russet 1993)

• Social norms: democracies don't fight each other Empirical Tests

• Huth and Allee (2002) tested three domestic variables

1. Political accountability

2. Political norms

3. Political affinity

• Three stages: challenge status quo, negotiation, military escalation Learning (DPT causal logic II)
Re­interpreting Kant: people learn from experience of bloodshed and destruction to
demand Republican government (Cederman 2001) States change their behaviour because of past experiences Trade (DPT causal logic III)
Establishing of peaceful norms through trade (Kant 1795) Democracies more likely to be econ independent (Owen 2005)

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