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Peace, Liberty, and Democracy: Realists and Liberals Contest a Legacy

Michael Doyle

in American Democracy Promotion

Published in print August 2000 | ISBN: 9780199240975
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598999 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199240973.003.0002
 Peace, Liberty, and Democracy: Realists and Liberals Contest a Legacy

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Examines the liberal peace thesis from the perspective of both the liberal and realist traditions in international relations. It compares the way both schools of thought envisage the connection between peace, liberty, and democracy. It differentiates among three distinct theoretical traditions of liberalism—Lockean, Kantian, and Schumpeterian—and explains their somewhat different conceptions of world politics.

Keywords: democracy; Immanuel Kant; international relations; John Locke; liberal peace; liberalism; liberty; peace; realism; Joseph Schumpeter

Chapter.  9801 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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