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    most sciences – the principal and most effective way to test theory. (Peters, 1998) This essay seeks to describe the different aspects of the ‘art of comparing’ and also to detail the reasons why the comparative method is a necessary tool in the belt of any political scientist. Comparative politics is one of three main subfields in

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    long debated the most effective approach to analyzing comparative politics. In “Comparative Politics and the Comparative Method”, Arend Lijphart, perceives a problem viz., the low ebb of “explicit methodological concern and the implicit methodological awareness among students of comparative politics”(681). To address this problem Lijphart sets forth a systematic approach to political analysis, advocating for the greater use of the comparative method as the tool for political inquiry. Lijphart delineates

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    Usually it manipulates information for ones own benefit. In different governments, politicians as well as interest groups do this on a daily basis to persuade others to support their beliefs. Then media is brought up again when discussing comparative politics, playing a crucial role when comparing struggles among State borders. Government has heightened power when using the different forms of media because the dramatic influence the media plays to its viewers. Without the usage of media, we would

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    University of Toronto French and German Comparative Politics Daniel Mendes November 10, 2014 POL 207Y Professor Mathias Albert TA: Michael Pelz Session: Wednesday 9-10 Student ID: 1000433122 MLA citation style During the allied invasion of France in WWII, American general George Patton said “I would rather have a German division in front of me, than a French division behind me”. Throughout history comparisons have been made between Germany and France, and rightly so, these two countries

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    Comparative Politics: Terrorism Edition Over the last couple of decades, terrorism has risen from near-obscurity to become a commonly held fear among members of society. Up until the late 90’s, incidents of terrorism never rose past 500. The numbers spiked the years following, reaching over 6,500 in 2006. (Mohamed, Roser) No longer can we dismiss acts of terrorism as irrelevant or isolated incidents. At first glance, terrorism seems irrational with motives too diverse to narrow down. For the sake

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    Leonard Montery PS 220 Survey of Comparative Politics Exam 2 DIRECTIONS: This is a closed book, closed note exam. You should consult nothing apart from your own brain while completing this exam. You have 2 consecutive hours to complete the exam from the time you open the document. (You may not start the exam and return to it later; it must be completed in one sitting.) Please type your answers in the spaces below. When you are finished, please submit an electronic copy via the Moodle course website

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    don't care about politics as much as they use too. This can occur for number of reasons. For instance individuals feel politics takes large amount of time and energy, politics is scripted and very little to no change happens. In order for Canadian being up to date on what's going on in politics, it takes tonnes of time and energy. From listening to the political radio and watching the news to reading the newspaper and grasping what's happening in the world of politics is time-consuming

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    individuals may take an alternative approach to the demonstration of their political values through creative mediums and new media forms. Arvanitakis & Marren’s (2009) discussion paper focuses on the concept of the participation of Australian youth in politics. I thought this article addressed some of the prominent perceptions surrounding adolescents of the 21st century. Lina (year) stated that “young people are already active – just in ways not always understood” (Arvanitakis & Marren’s 2009, p. 6). I

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    A “Party-State” exists when the party and the state are interconnected within the state 's leadership, organizations, and society from the top down. Sujian Guo states in his book Chinese Politics in Comparative Communist Systems, “The existence of the party-state and the blending of the political and administrative functions is one of the distinctive characteristics of the communist system world wide” (Guo 9). These “Party-State Relations” occur in all communist countries. There are many key features

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    Assignment # 1: Politics of Policymaking: Comparative Perspectives, Fall 2015 Name: Pragya Dewan | UNI: pd2490 To: Head of UNDG-Syria (all UN agencies) Re: Moving from an emergency driven humanitarian response to long-term strategic management of the Syrian refugee crisis From: Dr. Amena Al-Diri, Strategic Advisor to OCHA-Syria Date: 21st September 2015 Executive Summary Background and Problem Definition A combination of factors in Syria, including but not limited to Bashar al-Assad 's

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