Democratic Peace Theory (DPT): Democratic Peace Theory promotes peace all over the world


  • Khizar Minhas Myself


Liberal democracies do not go to war with each other and the reasons why these democratic states resolve conflicts peacefully through negotiations and different diplomatic techniques. Other thing which I will highlight in my essay is Democratic peace theory is proactive form of liberalism and it rely on human and civil rights. Also the neo-liberalism perspective that how strong institutes promote democracy in state which eventually make the state stable economically, politically, and socially. I use different examples of states around the world which were enemies in past but now after becoming liberal democracies how these states transformed their approach and achieve peace and stability. I will also shed some light on the drawbacks of Democratic Peace Theory and how this theory is not applicable on states who are non-democratic and authoritarian in their political structure but enjoy economic stability and peace within the state and also with their neighbouring states. How other theories like realism`s critique on Democratic Peace Theory and its relevancy with regard to international relations and explain the gaps in this theory. Another aspect which is of importance in this essay is why liberal states do not wage war and I explain how political structure and political participation of citizen is crucial. How different democratic institutes and different forms of accountability in liberal states stop leaders of democratic states to wage war? In the end I will conclude that DPT is not only western approach to promote peace and stability but it can be applicable to all states around the world to become peaceful and liberal states.



How to Cite

Minhas, K. (2023). Democratic Peace Theory (DPT): Democratic Peace Theory promotes peace all over the world. Graduate Journal of Pakistan Review (GJPR), 3(2), 75–82. Retrieved from