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Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

The Social Market Roots of Democratic Peace

| Spring 2009

Democracy does not cause peace among nations. An analysis of conflicts from 1961 to 2001 shows that the absence of war between democratic countries depends on domestic economic factors-such as a contract-intensive economy-rather than on democracy. Because China and Russia lack this type of economy, an economic divide will define great power politics in the coming decade. Democratic leaders of nations with contract-intensive economies would do better to support global economic opportunity than to promote democracy abroad.

Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

Market Civilization and Its Clash with Terror

| Winter 2002/03

Michael Mousseau begins with a cautionary note: The United States and its friends and allies cannot rely exclusively on a military strategy to defeat terrorists. A political strategy is also necessary—one that must begin with an understanding of the social origins of terrorist support.