Comparative Politics:. Asking “Why” About The World. CP as a subfield of Political Science. What is Comparative Politics?. Study of Politics Within Countries Emphasis on politics “as they are,” not as they “should be”
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Asking “Why” About The World
Behavioral revolution (1920s, 1930s), World War II, and post-colonialism (1950s and 1960s)
Ambrogio Lorenzetti. Allegory of Good Government. Detail. 1337-40. Fresco. Sala dei Nove, Palazzo Publico, Siena, Italy
Nationalism & ethnic conflict:
Why did the East German regime collapse so suddenly in 1989?
Why did almost all the communist regimes of East Europe collapse in 1989?
Why didn’t Iraqi citizens overthrow Saddam Hussein in the 1980s and 1990s?