Democracy, Trade, Diplomacy, and Peace: Empirical Findings
- 22 Downloads
This chapter empirically evaluates the explanatory value of the three alternative liberal explanations that link democracy, economic interdependence, and international organizations with the prevalence of peace in South America. The goal is to determine if one or a combination of these alternative propositions constitutes a sufficient condition for the absence of major intraregional interstate war in the region. For this purpose three different types of data will be presented and analyzed subsequently.
KeywordsTrading Partner Bilateral Trade Political Regime Total Trade Economic Interdependence
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 13.United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, Handbook on the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes between States (New York: United Nations Publication, 1992), p. 66.Google Scholar
- 14.Josef Goldblat, “The Role of the United Nations in Arms Control: An Assessment,” in United Nations Institute for Training and Research, ed., The United Nations and the Maintenance of International Peace and Security (Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1987), p. 385.Google Scholar
- 15.G. F. Hudson, “Collective Security and Military Alliances,” in Herbert Butterfield and Martin Wight, eds., Diplomatic Investigations (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1966), pp. 175–176;2Google Scholar
- Arnold Wolfers, Discord and Collaboration: Essays on International Politics (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1962), pp. 183–184.Google Scholar
- 17.Gordon Connell-Smith, The Inter-American System (New York: Oxford University Press, 1966), pp. 189–219.Google Scholar
- 18.Gordon Ireland, Boundaries, Possessions, and Conflicts in South America (New York: Octagon Books, 1971), pp. 3–245.Google Scholar
- 21.Hugo Palma, America Latina: Limitación de Armamentos y Desarme en la Región (Lima, Peru: Centro Peruano de Estudios Internacionales, 1986), pp. 51–74;Google Scholar
- Nicholas Rengger, ed., Treaties and Alliances of the World, 5th ed. (London: Longman Group UK Limited, 1990), pp. 431–491.Google Scholar
- 22.Augusto Varas, Militarization and the International Arms Race in Latin America (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1985), particularly pp. 92–97.Google Scholar
- Augusto Varas, “Controlling Conflict in South America: National Approaches,” in Michael A. Morris and Victor Millân, eds., Controlling Latin American Conflicts: Ten Approaches (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1983), pp. 71–87.Google Scholar