Incorporating Comparison within a World-Historical Perspective: An Alternative Comparative Method

@article{Mcmichael1990IncorporatingCW,
  title={Incorporating Comparison within a World-Historical Perspective: An Alternative Comparative Method},
  author={Philip Mcmichael},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  year={1990},
  volume={55},
  pages={385}
}
  • P. Mcmichael
  • Published 1 June 1990
  • Sociology
  • American Sociological Review
Recent critiques of modernization theory have questioned the comparability of its central organizing concept, the "national society." The logic of comparative inquiry requires independent or independent uniform "cases" and formal quasi-experimental designs for comparative generalization. Global conceptions of social change violate formal comparative requirements, necessitating an alternative form of "incorporated comparison," that takes both multipleldiachronic and singularlsynchronic forms… 
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