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Introduction to the Comparative Method With Boolean Algebra
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Introduction to the Comparative Method With Boolean Algebra

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July 2008 | 128 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Offering students and researchers in the behavioural and social sciences a brief and accessible introduction to the comparative method, it is ideal for students of public administration, policy, sociology, political science, social psychology, and international relations. It provides readers with basic guidelines for comparative research by addressing all key methodological issues.
 
Preface and Acknowledgments
 
Symbols, Abbreviations, Editorial Note
 
Introduction
 
1 - Definition
 
2 - History
 
3 - Specificity
 
4 - Cases and Variables
 
5 - Control
 
6 - Causation
 
7 - Comparative Analysis with Boolean Algebra
 
8 - Assessment
 
Conclusion: A Circular Story?
 
Notes
 
Glossary
 
References
 
About the Author

Daniele Caramani

Daniele Caramani is professor of political science (chair of comparative politics and methods) at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He is the author of the book and CD-ROM Elections in Western Europe since 1815 (Palgrave, 2000) and The Nationalization of Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2004), for which he received the “Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Research in the Social Sciences.” He has also edited Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press, 2008). His current research focuses on the integration of European electorates and party systems. A paper on “Is There a European Electorate and What Does It Look Like?... More About Author

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