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:
- type of electoral system,
- type of executive system and
- 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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