History and Selective Transformations of World Politics
In chapter one, we advanced a theory focused on the alternative attractions of war (conflict) and trade (cooperation). The basic argument is that, at least for some actors, war/conflict is becoming (or has become) a less attractive strategy and trade/cooperation is becoming (or has become) a more attractive strategy. Why that should be the case is not easily traced to any single variable, let alone regime type. Democratization is part of the story—but only a part.
KeywordsDemocratic Institution World Politics Regime Type Conflict Behavior Territorial Dispute
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