Democracy and Deterrence

Democracy and Deterrence

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Two fundamental strategies are necessary to create lasting peace in the world: facilitating the spread of democracy and maintaining comprehensive deterrence mechanisms targeted at individual world leaders. Sharp surveys conventional approaches to avoiding war and presents evidence to validate the democratic peace principle (the notion that democracies are inherently more peaceful than non-democracies) and the incentive theory of war avoidance, formulated by John Norton Moore. Sharp proposes a mathematical formula that can be used to predict the probability of peace for a given nation. Comprehensive tables collate data from multiple sources on freedom and human development in nations around the world.The normalized data is provided in columns C through H of table A2, and then each normalized rating is averaged to calculate an aggregated index value of democracy (Da) for each jurisdiction, found in column K of table A2. The Rating Data:anbsp;...

Title:Democracy and Deterrence
Author:Walter Gary Sharp
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2009-05


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