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Last time. . Demo are unlikely to fight other demo, but not peaceful in general Demo reduce uncertainty with each other (dictatorship opposite effect) 1. Shared perception of liberal demo makes signals credible 2. Foreign policy influences: a. Institutions create info (credible due to audience costs) b. Liberal ideology makes non-violence likely Another way to look at IR Liberalism: theory that considers domestic politics as influencing international politics Contrast to realism, where states are like billiard balls Take interaction between A and B (Roosevelt vs Wilson) Realism (Roosevelt) Liberalism (Wilson) Does domestic politics in state A affect A’s policy? No. only power of A influences foreign policy Yes. Can influence foreign policy of A Does A care about domestic politics in state B? No. A only cares about power of B Yes. Can influence perception of B for A Demo + other influences = peace Two-step process: Features of democracy trade/IO membership more likely combo makes peace more
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