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The Study of Comparative Government and Politics (Routledge Library Editions:Political Science Volume 10) by Gunnar Heckscher

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GENERAL METHODOLOGICAL PROBLEMS

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A NUMBER of the problems discussed, both at the Florence meeting and otherwise, are only superficially—if at all—specific to the study of comparative government. Questions concerning the validity of results, the needs of hypothesising, the establishment of a general theory, etc., obviously relate no more to comparative government than to other aspects of political science. In most cases they are common to all social sciences or even to the whole field of humanistic study. Even when we discuss the applicability, e.g., of Mill's method of differences, this is only superficially a specific problem. Whether or not ...

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