Chapter 1. Theoretical and Methodological Grounds of the Project

  1. Andrei Melville

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327540.ch1

Political Atlas of the Modern World

Political Atlas of the Modern World

How to Cite

Melville, A. (2010) Theoretical and Methodological Grounds of the Project, in Political Atlas of the Modern World, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327540.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335804

Online ISBN: 9781444327540

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Keywords:

  • theoretical and methodological grounds of project;
  • comparative analysis methods;
  • Political Atlas of Modern World project - multidimensional classification of contemporary political systems and political regimes;
  • complex and sequential methods - of comparative analysis;
  • Tatu Vanhanen at Helsinki University, Finland - and Democratization Index;
  • paths of national and global political evolution - charted by “structures” and “actors” alike;
  • worldwide political processes, diversified - with body politic expanding;
  • multidimensional statistical analysis methods;
  • universal comparisons - using quantitative analysis methods;
  • polity approach, credit for opportunity - project opening for political regime analysis in independent countries of the world

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Comparative Analysis Methods

  • Methods of Multidimensional Statistical Analysis

  • Overview of Precedents