Lecture 5

Lecture 5 - Lecture 5 - How comparatives evaluate and...

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Lecture 5 - How comparatives evaluate and analyse The challenge of evaluation Kitschelt: what accounts for a good cause Sproule-Jones: Basic logic and community of understanding How Kitschelt approaches the topic - his puzzle - he illustrates the puzzle with the challenge of understanding what constitutes a good cause; so his analysis is specific to the cases of the collapse of East European communism but also beyond those cases. - Why is there no communist legacy - What has led to the variance in how communism was dismantled - What has led to the variance it the resulting political systems after communism was dismantled - could be because of geographic location - post stalinist reforms - modes of transition - winners and losers in the new regimes - particular events are the result of multiple causal chains - variables are difficult to isolate, causes interact o ex. Religion, location, history - when trying to find a good cause social scientists face a trade off - where do you start when trying to find a causal depth
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