Liberal democracy is the key to world peace

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apiradee jiropas

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 Since the Cold War ended, democratization has spread across the globe - with many states adapting the ideology as their main political regime. Since their turning to liberal democracy, there have been no wars among the liberal democratic states. This points out that liberal democracy has potential to maintain world peace and can provide significant explanations to counter the realists’ belief that liberal democratic notions of peace are flawed. The Iraq war was an exception because it was not a war between liberal democratic states, but one waged against an illiberal state.
Nevertheless, there are two main weaknesses in this notion of overall suitability: These are how liberal states deal with illiberal states, and the dominant influence of the U.S. in the decision to wage war. Thus, the purpose of this article is to argue the possibility of liberal democracy as a regime to create world peace.

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jiropas, apiradee. (2019). Liberal democracy is the key to world peace. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Suratthani Rajabhat University, 11(3), 214–231. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jhsc/article/view/219624
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