Empirical Knowledge on World Politics: A Summary of Quantitative Research, 1970-1991

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given in text. The distance between an intervener and a target is measured along a 5-point scale: (1) 0-500 miles, (2) 501-1500 miles, (3) 1501-3000 miles, (4) 3001-5000 miles and (5) greater than 5000 miles. Dichotomous measures of the relative power of the intervener ("large" if 1 or 2; "small" otherwise) and affect employed.

Data Analysis: chi-squares, gamma statistics, frequency tables and tree diagrams.

Finding: Fifty two percent of the 141 interventions identified between 1948 and 1967 were made with the goal of changing the policy of the target state; forty eight percent to quell a domestic dispute. Fifty percent of the interventions were classified as "hostile"; 43 % as "friendly". Interventions were much more likely to be "friendly" if the goal was to quell a domestic dispute. They were much more likely to be "friendly" if the goal was to change a target's policies or internal conditions [Table 2]. There is a strong positive and significant correlation (gamma = +.65) between the "size" of an intervener and the geographic distance between it and the target of its interventions [Table 4]. This finding is generally consistent when controls were made for the size of the initiator relative to the target [Table 6]. "Large" states are more prone (76 % of the cases) to intervene on behalf of a friendly state than a hostile one, and are equally likely to intervene with the goal of quelling a domestic dispute or changing a target's policies. "Middle" and "small" states are much more prone (64 % of the cases) to intervene in a hostile state than a friendly one, and are equally as likely to intervene with the goal of quelling a domestic dispute as changing a state's policies [Table 5].


No. 182
"On the Use of a Quasi-Experimental Design in the Study of International Organization and War", Alan Pelowski, Journal of Peace Research, 8(3-4), 1971, 279-287.

Query: Were the number of states in defensive alliances, the number of new IGO and NGOs formed, and the volume of world trade during the periods after each of the World Wars higher than during the periods before them?

Sparial-Temporal Domain: structure of the international system 1895-1964.


Variables:
Outcomes: (1) dollar value of world trade (TRADE), (2) percentage of all
nations in defensive alliances (NATPER), (3) net number of new
IGOs formed ( IGONEW), (4) net number of new
NGOS formed
(NGONEW).

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