For a very large part of the world’s population, poverty and war are still part of everyday life. Drawing on insights from several disciplines, this book attempts to find scientific answers to explain the relationship between conflict and poverty.
This interdisciplinary volume brings together a range of arguments that synthesize both democratic and capitalist peace theory. Supported by a large body of research, contributors contend that nations with institutions that maximize individual political and civil rights minimize the probability of fighting each other. The volume includes:
This book will be vital reading for students and scholars of International Relations and globalization, and also for a broader range of subjects including sociology, political science and economics.
1. Introduction 2. Thucydides, Ancient Greece and the Democratic Peace 3. What Is The Democratic Peace And Why Pursue It? 4. Production, Prosperity, Preferences and Peace 5. Peace by Interdemocratic Institutions? A Theoretical Framework 6. Rewards of Freedom: Democracy and the Inflow of Foreign Direct Investment, 1984– 7. Is the IMF right? How robust is the relationship between market-oriented institutions and policies and economic growth? 8. Economic Freedom, Wealth and Corruption: Analyzing their empirical connection by means of correspondence analysis 9. Varieties of Capitalism and Social Change in Rich Democracies 10. Authority: a social coordination-mechanism A Contribution to the Explanation and Analysis of Social Mechanisms 11. Conclusion