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by John M. Owen

  • ISBN: 0801433193
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: John M. Owen
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr (November 1, 1997)
  • Pages: 246
  • ePub book: 1611 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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John Owen's Liberal Peace, Liberal War is the best empirical . Likewise, the US went to war with both France and Great Britain in the early 18th century because American Federalists considered the French despotic while the Republicans felt the British monarchy equally oppressive.

John Owen's Liberal Peace, Liberal War is the best empirical test of the effects of liberal principles and representative institutions on war and peace yet to be produced. Painstaking in its attention to the historical record, insightful in its treatment of theoretical disputes, and provocative in its conclusions, this study is a must-read for the 'democratic peace debate.

Liberal democracies very rarely fight wars against each other, even though they go to war just as often as other types of states do. John M. Owen IV attributes this peculiar restraint to a synergy between liberal ideology and the institutions that exist within these states. Liberal elites identify their interests with those of their counterparts in foreign states, Owen contends. Free discussion and regular competitive elections allow the agitations of the elites in liberal democracies to shape foreign policy, especially during crises, by influencing governmental decision makers.

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This illuminating work, by a political scientist at the University of Virginia, seeks to explain why liberal states (those with free speech and competitive elections) avoid war with one another but not with illiberal states.

Liberal Peace, Liberal War: American Politics and International Security. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1997.

Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY. 1997. US National Security Strategy is predicated on the assumption that democracies seldom, if ever, wage war against one another. A liberal state is defined as possessing two domestic institutions- freedom of discussion and regular competitive elections. The peace that is maintained between liberal states cannot be attributed solely to wealth, alliances, geography or any other variable. Peace is maintained because it is believed to be intrinsically good, liberal nations are pacific and trustworthy and relations with other liberal states strengthen internal liberal institutions.

Author : John M. Owen IV. Publisher : Cornell University Press. Revolutionary Politics and Locke's "Two Treatises of Government" (English). The Philosophy of Human Rights (English)

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The effects of liberal norms on international politics, especially relations between liberal states . John Locke discusses many ideas that are now attributed to Liberalism in Two Treatises of Government, published in 1689

The effects of liberal norms on international politics, especially relations between liberal states; The role of various types of unions in international politics (relations), such as highly institutionalized alliances (. NATO), confederations, leagues, federations, and evolving entities like the European Union; and, The role, or potential role, of cosmopolitanism in transcending the state and affecting international relations. John Locke discusses many ideas that are now attributed to Liberalism in Two Treatises of Government, published in 1689.

International Security 18 (Fall): 80-124. Democracy and International Conflict: An Evaluation of the Democratic Peace Proposition. Learn more about The American with Course Hero's FREE study guides and infographics! Study Guide. Przeworski, Adam, et al. 2000. Democracy and Development: Political Institutions and Well-Being in the World, 1950-1990. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Columbia: Uni- versity of South Carolina Press. Reiter, Dan, and Allan C. Stam. Democracy, War Initiation, and Victory.

Liberal democracies very rarely fight wars against each other, even though they go to war just as often as other types of states do. John M. Owen IV attributes this peculiar restraint to a synergy between liberal ideology and the institutions that exist within these states. Liberal elites identify their interests with those of their counterparts in foreign states, Owen contends. Free discussion and regular competitive elections allow the agitations of the elites in liberal democracies to shape foreign policy, especially during crises, by influencing governmental decision makers. Several previous analysts have offered theories to explain liberal peace, but they have not examined the state. This book explores the chain of events linking peace with democracies. Owen emphasizes that peace is constructed by democratic ideas, and should be understood as a strong tendency built upon historically contingent perceptions and institutions. He tests his theory against ten cases drawn from over a century of U.S. diplomatic history, beginning with the Jay Treaty in 1794 and ending with the Spanish-American War in 1898. A world full of liberal democracies would not necessarily be peaceful. Were illiberal states to disappear, Owen asserts, liberal states would have difficulty identifying one another, and would have less reason to remain at peace.

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Deorro Deorro
Brooks conducts research that shows and explains why liberal democracies are peaceful to likeminded societies. Specifically Brooks purports to show that perceptions among societal elites and the citizenry determine the likelihood that nations experiencing political conflict will go to war. Brooks cites numerous case studies from the early 18th century until the Spanish-American War to support his hypothesis. What is apparent from the research is that war is dependent on the perceptions that opposing poltical elites have regarding the level of representative governance in the adversarial nation. For example, the USA did not initiate war with Spain in the middle 18th century because Americans did not want to undermine the nascent republican government in Spain. Similarly, wars with Great Britain in the middle 18th century were averted because influential sectors of the British society viewed America's republican government as non-threatening and admirable, particularly after the elimination of slavery. In contrast, the USA went to war with Spain in the late 18th century because the monarchy had secured power from the republicans. Likewise, the US went to war with both France and Great Britain in the early 18th century because American Federalists considered the French despotic while the Republicans felt the British monarchy equally oppressive.

In sum, an interesting book that does a good job explaining the hypothesis in early chapters and later cites case studies to examine the validity and reliability of the hypothesis of liberal peace with like minded societies.
WUNDERKIND WUNDERKIND
Excellent work. Clearly defines how the word "liberal" is applied and how other institutions and players utitize the word to describe their posturing and tactics. Once he has you clearly understanding just exactly what "liberal" is, at least in his application, there isn't a muddy sentence in the whole work. Extremely well written, concise, no ambiguity. Clearly defines a logical path to systems of application that are rational for today's world.
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Liberal Peace, Liberal war gives an intriguing look into the thought processes of liberal countries in concern to peaceful and conflictual relations with other countries that it sees to be either liberal or illiberal. This books give a new approach to the role of national values and institutions in shaping of foreign policy.