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Paths to Peace: Domestic Coalition Shifts, War Termination and the Korean War

Elizabeth A. Stanley


This book begins by developing a theory about the domestic obstacles to making peace and the role played by shifts in states' governing coalitions in overcoming these obstacles. In particular, it explains how the longer the war, the harder it is to end, because domestic obstacles to peace become institutionalized over time. Next, it tests this theory with a mixed methods approach—through historical case studies and quantitative statistical analysis. Finally, it applies the theory to an in-depth analysis of the ending of the Korean War. By analyzing the domestic politics of the war's major comb ... More

Keywords: peace, coalition, war termination, Korean War, Soviet Union, United States, China, North Korea, South Korea, armistice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804762694
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804762694.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth A. Stanley, author