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The Resource Electing to fight : why emerging democracies go to war, by Edward D. Mansfield and Jack Snyder

Electing to fight : why emerging democracies go to war, by Edward D. Mansfield and Jack Snyder

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Electing to fight : why emerging democracies go to war
Title
Electing to fight
Title remainder
why emerging democracies go to war
Statement of responsibility
by Edward D. Mansfield and Jack Snyder
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"To promote democracy, the United States has provided economic assistance, political support, and technical advice to emerging democracies in Eastern and Central Europe, and it has attempted to remove undemocratic regimes through political pressure, economic sanctions, and military force. In Electing to Fight, Edward Mansfield and Jack Snyder challenge the widely accepted basis of these policies by arguing that states in the early phases of transitions to democracy are more likely than other states to become involved in war." "Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative analysis, Mansfield and Snyder show that emerging democracies with weak political institutions are especially likely to go to war. Leaders of these countries attempt to rally support by invoking external threats and resorting to belligerent, nationalist rhetoric. Mansfield and Snyder point to this pattern in cases ranging from revolutionary France to contemporary Russia. Because the risk of a state's being involved in violent conflict is high until democracy is fully consolidated, Mansfield and Snyder argue, the best way to promote democracy requires - such as the rule of law - and only then encouraging mass political participation and elections. Readers will find this argument particularly relevant to prevailing concerns about the U.S. attempts to build democracy in Iraq. Electing to Fight also calls into question the wisdom of urging early elections elsewhere in the Islamic world and in China."--Jacket
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DLC
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1962-
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Mansfield, Edward D.
Dewey number
321.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC423
LC item number
.M354 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Snyder, Jack L
Series statement
BCSIA studies in international security
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  • Democratization
  • War
Label
Electing to fight : why emerging democracies go to war, by Edward D. Mansfield and Jack Snyder
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The perilous path to the democratic peace -- Reconciling the democratic peace with accounts of democratization and war -- Explaining turbulent transitions -- Data and measures for testing the argument -- Democratization and war: statistical findings -- Democratizing dyads and the outbreak of war: statistical findings -- Democratizing initiators of war: tracing causal processes -- Tracing trajectories of democratization and war in the 1990s -- Conclusion: Sequencing the transition for peace -- Appendix: Democratizing countries that experienced the outbreak of external war, 1816-1992
Control code
56191823
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 300 pages
Isbn
9780262134491
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004057861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Electing to fight : why emerging democracies go to war, by Edward D. Mansfield and Jack Snyder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The perilous path to the democratic peace -- Reconciling the democratic peace with accounts of democratization and war -- Explaining turbulent transitions -- Data and measures for testing the argument -- Democratization and war: statistical findings -- Democratizing dyads and the outbreak of war: statistical findings -- Democratizing initiators of war: tracing causal processes -- Tracing trajectories of democratization and war in the 1990s -- Conclusion: Sequencing the transition for peace -- Appendix: Democratizing countries that experienced the outbreak of external war, 1816-1992
Control code
56191823
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 300 pages
Isbn
9780262134491
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004057861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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