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Of Bright Sides and Dark Sides: Democratic Peace beyond Triumphalism. June 2011 · International Relations.
The book thus integrates democratic peace and democratic war into one consistent theoretical perspective, emphasising the impact of national identity. The book concludes by arguing that all democracies have a 'weak spot' where they would be willing to engage militarily. Of Bright Sides and Dark Sides: Democratic Peace beyond Triumphalism.
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Despite the current rhetoric of Western leaders, democracies are great and frequent war-makers and interventionists. This fact stands in a strange contrast to the liberal self-image of democracies being particularly peaceful. Addressing this contrast, 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.
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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.
She received her doctorate from the University of Hamburg and has published books and articles in the fields of democratic theory, state theory and theories of peace and war. LOTHAR BROCK teaches International Relations at the University of Frankfurt, Germany.