Democratic peace in the idea of religious democracyDemocratic peace in the idea of religious demo cracy

Document Type : Research Paper



The main question of this article is that “how religious democracies could move toward peaceful foreign policy?” Author in response, argues that in this kind of democracy peace seeking is feasible through tow processes. The first process is through religious teachings that confirms and emphasizes on peace or refusal of war. The second process is through democratic institutions that restrict war to emergency situations. Author case studies these claims in Islamic Republic of Iran.