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:
Results suggest that there are institutional and spatial differences in states’ conflict involvement and urge caution when democratizing for peace.
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The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) conducts research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups and people.