Introduction

Carles Boix, Susan C. Stokes

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Abstract

This article discusses several crucial questions that comparative political scientists address. These questions also form part of the basis of the current volume. The article first studies the theory and methods used in gathering data and evidence, and then focuses on the concepts of states, state formation, and political consent. Political regimes, political conflict, mass political mobilization, and political instability are other topics examined in this article. The latter portion of the article is devoted to determining how political demands are processed and viewing governance using a comparative perspective.

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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences

Keywords

  • Comparative perspective
  • Comparative political scientists
  • Mass political mobilization
  • Political conflict
  • Political consent
  • Political instability
  • Political regimes
  • State formation
  • States
  • Theory

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