Liberalism and the Triangle of Peace

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According to realists, how do democratic states behave in international disputes?

According to realists, democratic states behave similarly to autocracies in international disputes. They are predicted to balance against stronger states and use force if the situation calls for it.

Explain the three significant claims of the liberal triangle of peace mentioned in the text.

The three significant claims of the liberal triangle of peace are: 1) democracy reduces military conflict, 2) economic interdependence reduces military conflict, and 3) international institutions reduce military conflict.

What did early empirical research on the behavior of democracies conclude?

Early empirical research concluded that regime type has little impact on the frequency of war because democracies possess attributes that both encourage and discourage war.

What domestic constraints do democracies face when a dispute erupts between two democratic states?

When a dispute erupts between two democratic states, each side knows that the other faces domestic constraints on the use of force.

What is the main argument of realists regarding the behavior of democracies in international disputes?

The main argument of realists is that democracies will behave similarly to autocracies in international disputes, balancing against stronger states and using force if necessary.

Explore the three significant claims of the liberal triangle of peace, including the impact of democracy, economic interdependence, and international institutions on reducing military conflict. Delve into the debate of whether democratic states are better at resolving international disputes without resorting to military force compared to non-democratic states.

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