Democracy and Security
Preferences, Norms and Policy-making
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Democracy and Security by Matthew Evangelista
Book DescriptionIt has become generally accepted wisdom that democracies do not go to war against each other. However, there are significant differences between democratic states in terms of their approach to war and security policy in general. This edited book offers a broad examination of how democratic preferences and norms are relevant to security policy beyond the decision of whether to go to war. It therefore offers a fresh understanding of state behaviour in the security realm. The contributors discuss such issues as defence policy, air war, cluster bombs, non-lethal weapons, weapons of mass destruction, democratic and non-democratic nuclear weapon states' transparency, and the political and ideological background of the ongoing 'Revolution in Military Affairs'. It has become generally accepted wisdom that democracies do not go to war against each other. However, there are significant differences between democratic states in terms of their approach to war and security policy in general.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415433891
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Matthew Evangelista
Matthew Evangelista is Professor of Government at Cornell University. Harald Muller is Director of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and Professor for International Relations, Frankfurt University. Niklas Schornig is a research fellow at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt.
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