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- DescriptionThe Invisible Hand of Peace shows that the domestic institutions associated with capitalism, namely private property and competitive market structures, have promoted peace between states over the past two centuries. It employs a wide range of historical and statistical evidence to illustrate both the broad applicability of these claims and their capacity to generate new explanations of critical historical events, such as the emergence of the Anglo-American friendship at the end of the nineteenth century, the outbreak of World War I, and the evolution of the recent conflict across the Taiwan Strait. By showing that this capitalist peace has historically been stronger than the peace among democratic states, these findings also suggest that contemporary American foreign policy should be geared toward promoting ecomic liberalization rather than democracy in the post-9/11 world.
- Author BiographyPatrick J. McDonald is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas, Austin. He received a Ph.D. in political science from the Ohio State University in 2002. He then served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics at the University of Pennsylvania until 2004. Professor McDonald's research has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Washington Quarterly, and World Politics.
- PrizesWinner of Lepgold Book Prize 2010 and American Political Science Association: Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award 2010.
- Author(s)Patrick J. McDonald
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication02/03/2009
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note1 b/w illus. 17 tables
- Weight520 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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