Essay (write at least two to three paragraphs for each question):
- What is a commitment problem and why does it matter for international conflict? Provide a real example of an international (or intranational) conflict in which a commitment problem played an important role, and explain how it affected the situation.
- What do we mean when we talk about the democratic peace? Discuss how the phenomenon would be explained by each of the three perspectives (realism, neoliberal institutionalism, and constructivism) that we talked about in class.