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Democratic Peace 18/04/2008 20:52:00 Correlates of War (COW) : Democracies:   Difficult to classify at the margin
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These statistical studies are generally undertaken from the end of the  Napoleonic wars at 1815, up until 1971.  A study at the end of World War I  found that there were only 10 or 12 democratic states, that existed across  oceans and such.   Before 1939 there weren’t enough democracies in the international system to  support the claim that democracies systematically affected wars between  states. What causes democratic peace are democratic forms and culture.  Makes  decision-makers more amenable to compromise and diplomacy. Democracy gives voice to those most often harmed by wars, as well as those  who have to pay for wars.  Leaders are made more cautious about entering 
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course POLS V1601 taught by Professor Putnam during the Spring '08 term at Columbia.

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