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Bear Any Burden? How Democracies Minimize the Costs of War

In this paper, we argue that the greater accountability of democratic leaders to their citizens creates powerful pressures on leaders to reduce the human costs of war. In an analysis of a new dataset of fatalities in interstate wars (1900 to 2005) we find that highly democratic states suffer... Full description

1st Person: Valentino, Benjamin A.
Additional Persons: Huth, Paul K. verfasserin; Croco, Sarah E. verfasserin
Source: in The journal of politics : JOP Vol. 72, No. 2 (2010), p. 528-544
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Type of Publication: Article
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Published: 2010
Keywords: research-article
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