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Unformatted text preview: History focuses on the specific events. The story about what happened. Ex: French Revolution Political scientists, by contrast, emphasize general phenomena that could occur again. Can you drop the proper nouns and dates? Ex: what cause WWI? Why do nations go to war? Is 9-11 unique and will it stay unique, or will something similar happen again? Were probably not the first to investigate this phenomenon. What other causes of dependent variables did previous researchers miss? Can this theory be applied elsewhere? How does this theory work on diff levels of aggregation (micro <-> macro) o Each country has a personality our group decisions show how the country may take action...
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- Summer '08