Democracy and Security: Preferences, Norms and Policy-Making by Matthew EvangelistaDemocracy and Security: Preferences, Norms and Policy-Making by Matthew Evangelista

Democracy and Security: Preferences, Norms and Policy-Making

EditorMatthew Evangelista, Harald Muller, Niklas Schoernig

Paperback | January 26, 2010

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It has become generally accepted wisdom that democracies do not go to war against each other. However, there are significant differences between democratic states in terms of their approach to war and security policy in general.

This edited book offers a broad examination of how democratic preferences and norms are relevant to security policy beyond the decision of whether to go to war. It therefore offers a fresh understanding of state behaviour in the security realm. The contributors discuss such issues as defence policy, air war, cluster bombs, non-lethal weapons, weapons of mass destruction, democratic and non-democratic nuclear weapon states' transparency, and the political and ideological background of the ongoing 'Revolution in Military Affairs'.

It has become generally accepted wisdom that democracies do not go to war against each other. However, there are significant differences between democratic states in terms of their approach to war and security policy in general.

Matthew Evangelistais Professor of Government at Cornell University.Harald M'lleris Director of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and Professor for International Relations, Frankfurt University.Niklas Sch'rnigis a research fellow at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt.
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Title:Democracy and Security: Preferences, Norms and Policy-MakingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:January 26, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415576512

ISBN - 13:9780415576512

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction Harald M'ller and Matthew Evangelista 2. Casualty Aversion in Democratic Security Provision: Procurement and the Defense Industrial BaseNiklas Sch'rnig 3. Non-Lethal Weapons: Democratic Necessity or Business as Usual?J'rgen Altmann and Judith Reppy 4. Air War and Restraint: The Role of Public Opinion and DemocracyStephen Watts 5. Curbing the Use of Indiscriminate Weapons: NGO Advocacy in Militant DemocraciesMargarita H. Petrova 6. Technology, Nuclear Arms Control, and Democracy: Reflections in the Light of Democratic Peace Theory Harald M'ller and Una Becker 7. Strained Relationships: The Revolution in Military Affairs, Democracy and Arms Control Olivier Minkwitz 8. Torn Apart: Nuclear Secrecy and Openness in Democratic Nuclear Weapon StatesAnnette Schaper and Harald M'ller 9. Much Ado About Democracy: Some Skeptical Observations on Democracies and WarMatthew Evangelista and Judith Reppy 10. Security Studies' Cinderella? Why Democratic Peace Theory Should be Invited to the King's Ball Harald M'ller and Niklas Sch'rnig