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This article is about conflict-prone effect of young democracy in East-and South East Asian rivalries.

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The article is important in that it demonstrates democracy, young and incipient one, can increase the chance of militarized interstate disputes (MIDs) in the context of international rivalries, notably Asian rivalries.


This is one of the few in which Asian rivalries receive primary theoretical attention. It is also one of the rare attempts to empirically examine the relationship between rivalries and MIDs using a large dataset.

Chaekwang You
Chung-Ang University

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This page is a summary of: Democratic development and increased militarism in East and Southeast Asian rivalries, Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, June 2017, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/2057891117715919.
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