Is the Science of Comparative Politics Possible?

Adam Przeworski

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    Abstract

    This article provides an overview of the issues needed in making causal inferences, when the generated data come from processes that are not controlled by the researcher. This overview serves as an introduction to the issues that have been discussed in detail by other researchers. This article emphasizes that the possible causes of these issues may include events, institutions, and policies. It also tries to determine if the science of comparative politics exists, by identifying the problem, the kinds of data, and the potential biases. Several historical studies are also provided.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Electronic)9780191577482
    ISBN (Print)9780199566020
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 2 2009

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    Keywords

    • Causal inferences
    • Historical studies
    • Issues
    • Kinds of data
    • Potential bias
    • Problem
    • Science

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)

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    Przeworski, A. (2009). Is the Science of Comparative Politics Possible? In The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199566020.003.0006

    Is the Science of Comparative Politics Possible? / Przeworski, Adam.

    The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics. Oxford University Press, 2009.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Przeworski, A 2009, Is the Science of Comparative Politics Possible? in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199566020.003.0006
    Przeworski A. Is the Science of Comparative Politics Possible? In The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics. Oxford University Press. 2009 https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199566020.003.0006
    Przeworski, Adam. / Is the Science of Comparative Politics Possible?. The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics. Oxford University Press, 2009.
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