Comparison is an essential research method in political science. This book helps students to understand comparison as an academic instrument, to grasp its necessity and its effective purpose for research. For that reason the author answers three simple‘ questions: why compare; what to compare; and, how to compare. Doing so, he considers not only the comparative tradition but he takes also into account methodological innovations of the last two decades.
from the content:
- Introduction: choosing the question?
- Defining comparison
- Why compare?
- What to compare: the basic units
- What to compare: space and time
- How to compare: the key mechanisms
- How to compare: recent developments
- Beyond comparison: other research methods
Leonardo Morlino, Professor of Political Science, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy
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Target groups: Undergraduate students and early graduate students of political science, researchers and academic teachers from other disciplines