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Strategies for Comparative Research in Political Science

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Pages: 296
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Political Analysis

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Written by a prominent figure in the field, this book provides an accessible introduction to comparative methodology. Drawing on a wide range of approaches throughout, it is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand...

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Written by a prominent figure in the field, this book provides an accessible introduction to comparative methodology. Drawing on a wide range of approaches throughout, it is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand or research in this major area of political science.

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  • Provides a comprehensive guide to doing comparative research
  • Written by a wellestablished author with an international reputation
  • Examples drawn from a wide range of literature and country studies

Preface
1. The Importance of Comparison
2. The Logic of Comparison
3. The Number of Cases and Which Ones?
4. Measurement and Bias
5. The Role of Theory in Comparative Politics
6. The Case Study
7. Building on Case Analysis
8. Events History and Change Over Time
9. Statistical Analysis
10. The Future of Comparative Politics.
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B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of Government at the University of Pittsburgh, USA and Professor of Comparative Governance at Zeppelin University in Germany. He has published extensively in comparative politics, public administration, and European politics.

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B. Guy Peters is Maurice Falk Professor of Government at the University of Pittsburgh, USA and Professor of Comparative Governance at Zeppelin University in Germany. He has published extensively in comparative politics, public administration, and European politics.

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