History and Selective Transformations of World Politics

  • Karen Rasler
  • William R. Thompson
Part of the Evolutionary Processes in World Politics book series (EPWP)


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.


Democratic Institution World Politics Regime Type Conflict Behavior Territorial Dispute 
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© Karen Rasler and William R. Thompson 2005

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  • Karen Rasler
  • William R. Thompson

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