Comparative Politics
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Comparative Politics

Theoretical and Methodological Challenges

Edited by Dietmar Braun and Martino Maggetti

What are the conceptual and methodological challenges facing comparative politics today? This informative book discusses four main challenges that create stress for disciplinary reproduction and advancement, while providing potential solutions. In seven chapters, the contributors cover the most pressing issues: the dissolution of the nation-state as the main objective of inquiry; the increasing complexity of concepts and methods; the capacity to accumulate knowledge; and the tensions between parsimonious and contextually rich explanations.
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Chapter 7: Conclusion

Martino Maggetti and Dietmar Braun

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JOBNAME: Braun PAGE: 1 SESS: 7 OUTPUT: Tue Oct 27 15:44:42 2015 7. Conclusion Martino Maggetti and Dietmar Braun Generations of comparative politics scholars have fruitfully tackled crucial political phenomena such as state formation, war and conf...

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