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Just War, Democracy, Democratic Peace

Mark Evans

European Journal of Political Theory, Volume: 11, Issue: 2, Pages: 191 - 208

Swansea University Author: Mark Evans

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Abstract

Recent polemical controversy over whether a just war can be fought in order to promote democracy has discouraged serious consideration of the relationship between principles in just war theory and the democratic ideal. This article seeks to uncover some dimensions of that relationship, contending th...

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Published in: European Journal of Political Theory
ISSN: 1474-8851
Published: European Journal of Political Theory 2012
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa11111
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Abstract: Recent polemical controversy over whether a just war can be fought in order to promote democracy has discouraged serious consideration of the relationship between principles in just war theory and the democratic ideal. This article seeks to uncover some dimensions of that relationship, contending that while no plausible version of the theory would justify a war for democratic imposition, there are nevertheless important affinities and connections with democracy.
Keywords: just war democracy democratic peace
College: College of Arts and Humanities
Issue: 2
Start Page: 191
End Page: 208