Academic Journals Database
Disseminating quality controlled scientific knowledge

THE CHALLENGE OF GLOBALIZATION TO COMPARATIVE RESEARCH

ADD TO MY LIST
 
Author(s): Henry Teune

Journal: Journal of Comparative Politics
ISSN 1337-7477

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 4;
Date: 2010;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Comparing systems assumes their relative independence. Assessing that assumption was central to the origins of systematic comparison in the legacy of Francis Galton and the concepts of diffusion, random variation, invasion, and dominance. Globalization of this era has fatally wounded human system autonomy hypotheses, making nearly all human systems components of a global system. Three strategies are suggested to address the alternative grand global hypothesis. The first is to start comparisons with global level variables and move downward to its “sub-systems”, including countries. Second is to address a general global hypothesis of change as development rather that evolution and diffusion. Third is to explore the utility of global models of change and the recent improvements in world history to theoretical frame comparative research in contexts of contemporary globalizations.
Why do you need a reservation system?      Save time & money - Smart Internet Solutions