Alliances, then democracy: An examination of the relationship between regime type and alliance formations

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Date: Feb. 2006
From: Journal of Conflict Resolution(Vol. 50, Issue 1)
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Document Type: Article
Length: 68 words

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The relationship between regime type and alliance behavior is examined and a test is proposed to explain the tendency of autocratic states to democratize in alliances. The results show that the presence of a defense pact with all neighboring states reduces the likelihood that a state would be targeted with a territorial militarized dispute, that reduces the level of state militarization, and increases the likelihood of democratic transitions.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A142986000