By Michael W. Doyle

Comprising essays via Michael W. Doyle, Liberal Peace examines the precise importance of liberalism for diplomacy.

The quantity starts off by means of outlining the 2 legacies of liberalism in diplomacy - how and why liberal states have maintained peace between themselves whereas whilst being at risk of making warfare opposed to non-liberal states. Exploring coverage implications, the writer makes a speciality of the strategic price of the inter-liberal democratic group and the way it may be safe, preserved, and enlarged, and no matter if liberals can transcend a separate peace to a extra built-in worldwide democracy. eventually, the quantity considers whilst strength may still and shouldn't be used to advertise nationwide safeguard and human safeguard throughout borders, and argues opposed to President George W. Bush’s coverage of "transformative" interventions. The concluding essay engages with scholarly critics of the liberal democratic peace.

This booklet might be of significant curiosity to scholars of diplomacy, overseas coverage, political philosophy, and defense studies.

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