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Single Country Studies and Comparative Politics

  title={Single Country Studies and Comparative Politics},
  author={Pepper D. Culpepper and John Fitzgerald Kennedy},
In some of the conventional sub-fields of political science—“American politics” springs to mind—the question of whether single country studies are obsolete would be dismissed as absurd. Generalizable findings about important intellectual questions ranging from the origins of bureaucratic autonomy (Carpenter 2001) to the role of mass and elites in public opinion and social movements (Lee 2002) have been the subject of recent, rigorous monographs that look only at the United States. There is no… 
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