After War: The Political Economy of Exporting Democracy

From the IHS Vault: Prof. Christopher Coyne lends an economist’s eye to the subject of foreign policy, specifically post-conflict reconstruction and “exporting democracy.” He examines recent U.S. policies, and suggests that a better way to promote peace and liberal democracy around the world would be principled non-intervention and free trade. This talk is based on Coyne’s book of the same title. To read more about his book, visit:
To read the first chapter, visit:


  1. beckyythomas

    great lecture!

  2. taschrant

    Awesome lecture.

  3. Matt Wavle

    Since Democracy is merely a tyranny of the masses, WHY would we want to export it?  Wouldn’t a better export be the Ideals of Freedom and Individual Liberties?

  4. Matt Wavle

    a very long video, but you’re right, it was well worth the time to watch.

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