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Imagined security : collective identification, trust, and the liberal peace

Abstract:

While not uncontested, the finding that liberal democracies rarely, if ever, fight wars against each other represents one of the seminal discoveries of international relations (IR) scholarship. Nevertheless, 'democratic peace theory' (DPT) – the body of scholarship that seeks to explain the democratic peace finding – still lacks a satisfactory explanation for this phenomenon. In this thesis, I argue that a primary source of this failure has been DPT's failure to recognize the importance...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Politics and International Relations

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:92c67271-8953-46a8-b155-058fb5733881
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ora:12477

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