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Comparing Societies: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives
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Broadbent, Jeffrey. 2010. “Comparing Societies: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This seminar is intended to train graduate students in the logic of comparing large complex social objects, such as "societies," "nations," and "cultures," or processes within and across them. As a general framework, we examine the comparative logics noted by J.S. Mill, Tilly in Big Structures, and by Ragin in The Comparative Method. Within this general...

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