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Department
Political Science
Course
POLI 211
Professor
Fillippo Sabetti
Semester
Fall

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Poli 211 Sept.7.12 Lecture 1 Comparison is essential: - Overcoming cultural solipsism - Distinguish the appropriate type of government system to apply to a country - Closest historians/political scientists can get to testing their own explanations - Variations between political institutions Types of comparison: - Chronological - Geographical (why things happen in different ways in different places? how did states develop?) Challenges with comparison: - Empirical documentation: hard to locate (naturally destroyed, destroyed by man, lost, not archived efficiently) - From solipsism: nationalist history How to
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