Democratic Wars

Looking at the Dark Side of Democratic Peace

  • Anna Geis
  • Lothar Brock
  • Harald Müller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Democracies and War: Theoretical Challenge and Empirical Findings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lothar Brock, Anna Geis, Harald Müller
      Pages 3-12
  3. Democratic Wars as a Challenge to International Relations Theory

  4. Democracy, Peace and War: Perspectives from Political and Sociological Theory

  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Lothar Brock, Anna Geis, Harald Müller
      Pages 195-214
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-242

About this book


The book turns the 'democratic peace' theme on its head: rather than investigating the reasons for the supposed pacifism of democracies, it looks for the causes of their militancy. In order to solve this puzzle, the authors look across International Relations, political theory, political philosophy and sociology.


democracy international relations intervention political theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna Geis
    • 1
  • Lothar Brock
    • 2
  • Harald Müller
    • 3
  1. 1.Peace Research Institute FrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.University of FrankfurtGermany
  3. 3.University of FrankfurtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2006
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-54455-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-62656-0
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