No Rest for the Democratic Peace

  title={No Rest for the Democratic Peace},
  author={David Kinsella},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={453 - 457}
  • D. Kinsella
  • Published 1 August 2005
  • Political Science
  • American Political Science Review
Proponents of the democratic peace are accustomed to criticism. Early refutations of the research program's findings focused on questions of measurement and statistical inference. Skepticism about such matters has not fully subsided, but many more now accept the democratic peace as an empirical regularity. The aim of recent complaints has shifted to democratic peace theory. The typical approach has been to highlight select historical events that appear anomalous in light of the theory and the… 

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