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dc.contributor.authorPatapan, Haig
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:47:56Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:47:56Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-06-27T00:46:10Z
dc.identifier.issn1035-7718
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10357718.2012.672951
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/48265
dc.description.abstractThe article examines the extent to which Montesquieu's doux commerce thesis, which claims that commerce leads to softening of manners and therefore favours international peace, presents a challenge to democratic peace theory. It argues that Montesquieu's claim that peace may be due to commerce, and not democracy, provides a theoretical challenge to those scholars who argue that there is a Kantian virtuous triangle of democracy. The practical implication of this theoretical challenge concerns the way democratic peace theory has influenced the practice of international politics, especially American foreign policy. The article argues that Montesquieu's doux commerce thesis mediates between the contending claims of realism and liberal internationalism over the merits of democratisation as an essential means for securing peace.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom313
dc.relation.ispartofpageto329
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of International Affairs
dc.relation.ispartofvolume66
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational relations
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistory and philosophy of the social sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4407
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4408
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode440808
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode500206
dc.titleDemocratic international relations: Montesquieu and the theoretical foundations of democratic peace theory
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relations
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 Taylor & Francis. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2012
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gro.griffith.authorPatapan, Haig


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