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The Logic of Comparison
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appears approach argued assumptions attempt Boolean algebra bureaucracy case-research case-study causation characteristics comparative analysis comparative political analysis comparative politics comparative research comparison concept consociationalism corporatism corporatist crucial democratic democratisation dependent variable Despite difficult discipline discussed economic effective Europe European European Union example explanations external validity extraneous variance factors findings focus function fundamental Further Galton's problem generalisations identify important independent individual institutions interaction interest groups issues Key Text large number Lijphart limited number means measurement method methodology observed organisations outcomes particular parties patterns political behaviour political culture political science political systems possible potential problem qualitative research questions rational choice rational choice theory regression regression analysis relationships research design sample Sartori scholars selection settings similar simple single country social sciences statistical analysis strategy structural-functionalism structures studies techniques tend theoretical theory time-series analysis tion types typology understanding United United Kingdom validity