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Comparative Politics : Theoretical and Methodological Challenges (Hardcover)

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Political scientists from Europe provide seven chapters that address four theoretical and methodological challenges in comparative politics--the dissolution of the nation-state as the main object of inquiry; the increasing complexity of concepts and methods; the capacity of the discipline to accumulate knowledge; and the tensions between parsimonious and contextually rich explanations--which bring up five long-standing problems: interdependence, multi-level functioning, the tension between parsimony and variety, multiple methods, and how to accumulate knowledge and avoid the unrelated addition of knowledge. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 202
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: General, History + Theory, Government / Comparative
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
Language: English
Street Date: January 31, 2016
TCIN: 50778858
UPC: 9781783472062
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-4018
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