Comparing New Theory with Prior Beliefs: Market Civilization and the Democratic Peace

@article{Mousseau2005ComparingNT,
  title={Comparing New Theory with Prior Beliefs: Market Civilization and the Democratic Peace},
  author={M. Mousseau},
  journal={Conflict Management and Peace Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={22},
  pages={63 - 77}
}
  • M. Mousseau
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Conflict Management and Peace Science
Stuart Bremer counseled against the falsificationist convention of testing new models against the null hypothesis of no model. Instead, new models should be compared against prior beliefs, and theories should compete, whenever possible, on a field of equivalent test conditions. This article applies Stuart Bremer's notion of comparative theory testing by comparing a new model of contract norms with the prior institutionalist model of democratic peace. On a field of equivalent test conditions it… Expand
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