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Chapter Four Ch. 4 Domestic Politics and War (3)
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Potential quiz questions Explain what is the democratic peace. Give and example and a counter-example. Mr. Xi, the future President of China is visiting the US this week in an attempt to bridge the trust deficit between the two countries. The strain in the relationship is due to all the reasons below except: a. Trade issues and an undervalued Chinese currency. b. Human right issues. c. Suspicions over each other’s military strategy in Asia. d. International sanctions on Iran. e. Chinese oil exports to Western Europe.
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How Do Domestic Interests Affect International Bargaining?
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How Do Domestic Interests Affect International Bargaining? What would happen if State A’s interests changed in response to the influence of hawkish actors? An example: the good is territory with oil in it and the government’s core supporters are environmentalists. The costs of war would be considered high, at “ a D war is considered unattractive
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How Do Domestic Interests Affect International Bargaining? If the dovish leader is replaced by a leader who draws support from oil companies: More value is placed on the land, so a H is the new expected cost of war The value of war now shifts to the right, but a bargaining range still exists The shift creates a danger of war that did not exist before.
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How Do Domestic Interests Affect International Bargaining? If war depends on features of the bargaining interaction, such as: How information is distributed Whether states can credibly commit to a deal It is hard to argue that interest groups alone can explain why crises sometimes become wars.
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Domestic politics and war – the case of domestic democratic institutions
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Why Don’t Democracies Fight One Another? The Democratic Pease Thesis Democratic peace: a well-established observation that there are few, if any , clear cases of war between mature democratic states The strength of the claim depends on how one defines democracy – and what events one considers war Countries transitioning to democracy do not fit the overall pattern
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Why Don’t Democracies Fight One Another?
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course PLS 140 taught by Professor Silver during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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WorldPolitics_Chapter04_3_wed_feb_15 - Chapter Four Ch. 4...

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