1- What purpose do assumptions serve in the development of social science theory? What are the basic assumptions of realism? what does each of these contribute to realist theory? Are all of assumptions necessary to reach the conclusions realist make about how the world works? Are they sufficient?2- What is falsification and why is it important? Can Democratic peace Theory (DPT) be falsified? If so, how? if not, where does this leave DPT?
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