01 Comparative Politics

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COMPARATIVE POLITICS COMPARATIVE POLITICS Introduction to Comparative Politics Political Science 2
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Three Conceptions of Comparative Politics As Institutional Comparison the traditional approach to study of comparative politics compare and contrast government institutions As Scientific Method As Distinctive Approach
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Comparative Politics as Scientific Method Basic logic-- all causal statements are inherently general or comparative statements. "Revolution is caused by the combination of three factors: 1. High income inequality, 2. conflict within the governing group, 3. defeat in war." Example: Whenever and wherever "1", "2", and "3" are present revolution will occur-- a comparative (general)
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Unformatted text preview: statement. Method of Agreement Case 1 (Country X) a b c Revolution d e f a b c g h i Revolution Case 2 (Country Y) Method of Difference Case 1 (Country W) a b c Revolution d e f g Case 2 (Country Z)--- No Revolution d e f g Comparative Politics as a Distinctive Approach An Approach to Studying Political Phenomena finding the general in the particular as a means to explanation . Goal is Explanation how and why something occurs, rather than what occurs. Theory, general or comparative, provides a lens for discovering "why." Conceptualization: means for finding general in the particular...
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