Globalization and Armed Conflict addresses one of the most important and controversial issues of our time: Does global economic integration foster or suppress violent disputes within and among states? Here, cutting-edge research by leading figures in international relations shows that expanding commercial ties between states pacifies some, but not necessarily all, political relationships. The authors demonstrate that the pacific effect of economic integration hinges on democratic structures, the size of the global system, the nature of the trade goods, and a reduced influence of the military on political decisions. In sum, this book demonstrates how important the still fragile 'capitalist peace' is.
Gerald Schneider is professor of political science at the University of Konstanz. Katherine Barbieri is assistant professor of political science at Vanderbilt University. Nils Petter Gleditsch is senior research fellow at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo.
Part 1 I Competing Models of the Peace-Through-Globalization Hypothesis Chapter 2 Does Globalization Contribute to Peace? A Critical Survey of the Literature Chapter 3 Multilateral Interactions in the Trade-Conflict Model Chapter 4 When Do 'Relative Gains' Impede Trade? Chapter 5 Extending the Multi-Country Model of Trade and Conflict Chapter 6 The Domestic Roots of Commercial Liberalism: A Sector-Specific Approach Chapter 7 How Globalization Can Reduce International Conflict Part 8 II Empirical Contributions Chapter 9 Assessing the Liberal Peace with Alternative Specifications: Trade Still Reduces Conflict Chapter 10 Modeling Dynamics in the Study of Conflict: A Comment on Oneal and Russett Chapter 11 Modeling Conflict While Studying Dynamics: A Response to Nathaniel Beck Chapter 12 The Trade and Conflict Debate: Exploring the Frontier Chapter 13 Development and the Liberal Peace: What Does it Take to be a Trading State? Chapter 14 Institutions, Interdependence, and International Conflict Chapter 15 Globalization and Internal Conflict Chapter 16 The Trade-Disruption Hypothesis and the Liberal Economic Theory of Peace Chapter 17 Does War Disrupt Trade? Chapter 18 Globalization: Creative Destruction and the Prospect of a Capitalist Peace