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Unformatted text preview: Political Science Notes Chapter 1 = Introduction to comparative political science. Comparative politics is the study and comparison of politics across countries. This course helps to distinguish countries by comparing the similarities and difference. The comparison lie under various categories such as politics, economy, geographic , demography, wealth, growth, literacy, development, conflicts, societies and their relationship with the world. Comparing States. States are organizations that maintain a monopoly of violence over a territory. The term "States" has a an ambiguous definition such as states in US which sub-national government. However, in political science States = national government. Moreover, there is also difference between the government and the states. Government = the leader administering the states. Difference among states are = size and population. Likewise, they have also difference in terms of natural resource availability and diversity. Japan, for example, has become one of the worlds of natural resource availability and diversity....
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