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Author Gaubatz, Kurt Taylor.

Title Elections and war : the electoral incentive in the democratic politics of war and peace / Kurt Taylor Gaubatz.

Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [1999]
©1999

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 UniM Bail  324.9 GAUB    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-204) and index.
Contents 1. Democratic Politics and International Relations -- 2. Attitudes Toward War in Democratic States -- 3. Electoral Institutions and the Democratic Politics of War and Peace -- 4. Electoral Incentives and Foreign-Policy Choices -- 5. Elections and War: The International Connection -- 6. International Outcomes -- 7. Conclusions -- App. A. Liberal Regimes, 1700-1982 -- App. B. Wars Involving Democratic States, 1816-1980.
Summary "Foreign policy makers and international relations scholars have become increasingly interested in the relationship between democracy and war. In this book, the author argues that the international relations of democratic states are best understood in the context of the interaction of democratic and international politics. Elections are an essential institution of democratic states, while war is a defining element of international politics. This book examines the interaction of these two elemental phenomena."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Democracy -- History.
Elections -- History.
War -- Public opinion -- History.
War -- History.
ISBN 0804735662 (cloth : alk. paper)