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"The Epistemology of Social Science and the Comparative Method"
Comparative political analysis should be seen as a method that, if not cotermious with the effor to build a science of politis, is at lease one of the usefull tools in this effort
- experimental, statistical, comparative
“Research Traditions and Theory in Comparative Politics”
Authors: Lichbach and Zuckerman
rational choice theories, cultarialist approaches, structural analyses
“Beyond the Comparative Method”
Comparative method has limitations; it uses small number of cases and too many variable But!!successful
“The Science of Social Science”
Authors: King, Keohane, and Verba
Differences between the quantitative and qualitative traditions are only stylistic and unimportant. Four characcteristics of scientific research: The goal is inference, the procedures are public, the conclusions are uncertain, the content is the method
“Area Studies and the Discipline: A Useful Controversy?”
- we should use both area studies and social scientific approaches in comparative science
- decision theory
The proponents of middle class nationalism were the lowere and middle-class professional, administrative, and intellectual straits, in other words the educated class
Sovereignty is not dead; nation-state has keen instinct to surive and has adapted to new challenges of globalization
nation- imagined political communities; 3 paradoxes of nationalism
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