The first [theory] argues that high levels of economic interdependence among states make them unlikely to fight each other.
I very much suspect this theory is untrue. It seems a cruel joke to think that “prosperous states are more economically satisfied and satisfied states are more peaceful”.
The second theory of liberal international relations in Mearsheimer’s view is the “democratic peace theory, claims that democracies do not go to war against other democracies”. Also seems very naive.
The third involves international institutions, i.e., “sets of rules that stipulate the ways in which states should cooperate and compete with each other” help curb war. The Marquis of Fantailler…