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Unformatted text preview: not fight because then it’s just not worth it • Alliances: Realist o For much of post war period they have been allied against soviet union They won’t fight each other because they’re allied • Imperialism: Critical theory o Notion this is all a function of the power and ideological hegemony in the western world We are locked into a way of thinking Due to What Aspects of Democracy • Institutions (electoral democracy) o Contested elections Modified Democratic Peace • Strong democracies do not fight • Stronger and weaker democracies may fight: Us- Britain in War of 1812 o One is strong and one is weak and this my cause aggression • Weak democracies may fight: Greece- Turkey today • Democracies fight non-democracies: U.S.- Iraq o Clearly doesn’t hold in case of democratic non-democratic o May hold if democratic and non fight less than non and non What Perspective and LOA? • Go back and try to guess which one is which...
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- Fall '08
- Democracy, Liberal democracy, Loa, democratic peace, weak democracies