Poor research or what?

Of interest to those that read Norwegian: My colleague Nils Petter Gleditsch just published a PRIO blog post in response to a recent article in the Norwegian daily Aftenposten where Øivind Østerud criticizes the ‘waning-of-war’ argument promoted by Steven Pinker and several PRIO researchers. As Nils Petter notes, the debate is quite parochial, but I agree with Nils Petter that attempts to counter solid empirical research with a couple of anecdotes sometimes must be responded to…

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