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Confederation
association of sovereign states,usually created by treaty but tend to later adopt a constitution.
Comparative strategies
most similar
Simply stated, the method of agreement argues that if two or more instances of a phenomenon under investigation have only one of several possible causal circumstances in common, then the circumstance in which all the instances agree is the cause of the phenomenon of interest.
Comparative strategies
Most Dissimilar
Mill's indirect method of difference is a double application of the method of agreement
Political Participation
refers to the actions taken by ordinary citizens in pursiut of their political goals.
MIxed System
mix of presidential and parliamentary system. Voter elect both president (head of state) and parliament. The parliament elects the Prime Minister (head of government)
Majoritarian System
democratic elections are designed to create strong, single party-majority governments that are essentially unconstrained by other parties in the policy- making process.
Comparative Strategies
Historical
a comparison of historical studies to show the progression of time.
Semi-Proportional System
Semi-PR systems are those which inherently translate votes cast into seats won in a way that falls somewhere between the proportionality of Proportional Representation (PR) systems and the majoritarianism of plurality-majority systems.