Democracies and the Shock of War

Author(s): 
Cogen, Marc
ISBN: 
9781409443636
Date published: 
May 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

Over the course of the twentieth-century, democracies demonstrated an uncanny ability to win wars when their survival was at stake. As this book makes clear, this success cannot be explained merely by superior military equipment or a particular geographical advantage. Instead, it is argued that the legal frameworks imbedded in democratic societies offered them a fundamental advantage over their more politically restricted rivals.