Institutional Variance of the Democratic Peace, 1816-2002: Electoral, Executive, and Federal Systems in Time and Space

PhD Thesis

Schjølset, Anita (2008) Institutional Variance of the Democratic Peace, 1816-2002: Electoral, Executive, and Federal Systems in Time and Space. PhD thesis, International Relations, University of Southern California.

This project analyzes relations between governmental institutions and states’ engagement in conflict internationally during the period 1816-2002. Special emphasis is placed on temporal and spatial variation. The project has involved data collection and analysis of three institutional dimensions: 

  1. type of electoral system, 
  2. type of executive system and
  3. type of federal system. 

Results suggest that there are institutional and spatial differences in states’ conflict involvement and urge caution when democratizing for peace.

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Authors

Anita Schjølset

Anita Schjølset

Senior Researcher