IR DemPeace

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PSC 124.200: International Relations The Democratic Peace Hans Peter Schmitz Neorealism : There is no ‘democratic peace.’ Democracies don’t fight each other because they are geographically separated and have common enemies. Peace among states is preserved by deterrence and military alliances. The domestic realm does not play a significant role in the actions of states towards other states (Explanations 6/7, Nau, p. 397). Liberal Institutionalism : Democracies do not fight each other, because their leaders are more restraint by public opinion and domestic interests. Trade creates mutual gains that would be lost during times of war (rational calculation of interests). Peace is the result of maximizing your economic well-being and a desire to avoid the destruction of war (Explanations 2/3/4/5, Nau, p. 396/7). Idealism/identity/constructivism : Democracies do not fight each other, because they believe in norms of non-violent conflict resolution and perceive other democracies as “friends.” Peace is the result of norms;
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2008 for the course POL 130 taught by Professor Sampson during the Spring '08 term at Gustavus.

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