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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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INSTITUTIONAL AND FUNCTIONAL COMPARISON: GENERAL OBSERVATIONS

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IN the case of area studies, we were dealing with the configurative approach. But this is not universally applicable unless political science is to degenerate into a Hegelian variety of ‘Gestaltpsychologie’. We must be equally prepared to study specific problems of a general character. These problems are institutional or functional in character, or possibly both. There is a definite difference here: the institutional approach deals with the structure and working of a particular institution, such as the legislature, whereas the functional problem is concerned with the development of ...

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