Basic Methodological Problems of Comparative Political Science

Basic Methodological Problems of Comparative Political Science

Ilyin M.V.,

Dr. Sci. (Polit. Sci.), Principal Researcher, INION RAN; Professor, HSE University, Moscow, Russia,

elibrary_id: 1332 | ORCID: 0000-0001-6278-374X | RESEARCHER_ID: K-1361-2015

Rubric: Chair

For citation:

Ilyin M.V. Basic Methodological Problems of Comparative Political Science . – Polis. Political Studies. 2001. No. 6. P. 140. (In Russ.)

Comparative political science having been defined in the beginning of his article as a discipline mediating between political theory (as well as other branches of nomothetical knowledge) and descriptive, ideographic disciplines, the author then specifies with more exactness the position of comparative research within the dimensions of political science as a whole, as well as its subject and method. Comparative political science is qualified as a discipline empirical in a strict sense of the word, that traces correlation between universal vision of reality and its unique description, applying for the purpose methodological devices it specially creates. The article contains a detailed review of types of comparative studies, whether methodologically pure, or pragmatic, that correspond with prevalent sets of research problems and strategies of their solution. A good deal of care is given in the article to the analysis of the existing approaches to the solution of the key dilemmas of comparative research: «cases vs. parameters» and «delimitation vs. taking account of the influence of the context».

Content No. 6, 2001

See also:

Lvova E.L., Nam I.V., Naumova N.I.,
National- Personal Autonomy: the Idea and the Embodiment. – Polis. Political Studies. 1993. No2

Gelbras V.G.,
China in Russia's Oriental Policy (Opinions and Conceptions of Scientists and Politicans) (I). – Polis. Political Studies. 1997. No4

Vorobyov D.M.,
Development of Political Science Community in Post-Soviet Russia. – Polis. Political Studies. 2004. No6

Pshizova S.N.,
What Party System Will Our Society Accept?. – Polis. Political Studies. 1998. No4

Discussion at the Polis Editorial Board on Political Science at Higher Educational Institutions. – Polis. Political Studies. 1996. No4



   2024      2023      2022      2021   
   2020      2019      2018      2017      2016   
   2015      2014      2013      2012      2011   
   2010      2009      2008      2007      2006   
   2005      2004      2003      2002      2001   
   2000      1999      1998      1997      1996   
   1995      1994      1993      1992      1991