By Michael Coppedge
Democratization and study tools is a coherent survey and critique of either democratization study and the method of comparative politics. the 2 issues increase one another: the democratization literature illustrates the benefits and drawbacks of varied methodological techniques, and the critique of equipment is sensible of the big and bewildering democratization box. Michael Coppedge argues that every of the 3 major ways in comparative politics - case reviews and comparative histories, formal modeling, and large-sample statistical research - accomplishes one primary learn objective quite good: "thickness," integration, and generalization, respectively. in the course of the booklet, accomplished surveys of democratization learn display that every method accomplishes this type of ambitions good however the different poorly. Chapters disguise conceptualization and dimension, case experiences and comparative histories, formal types and theories, political tradition and survey learn, and quantitative trying out. the ultimate bankruptcy summarizes the kingdom of information approximately democratization and lays out an schedule for multimethod examine.