Three Approaches To Study Comparative Politics: Traditional, Behavioural And Post-Behavioural

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Three Approaches To Study Comparative Politics: Traditional, Behavioural And Post-Behavioural

Approaches To Study Comparative Politics Traditional, Behavioral And Post-Behavioral

Traditional Approach:

It establishes a close link b/w politics and value system. It is normative and prescriptive in nature. It focuses on - what politics should be. It is primarily about comparing individual country. It focuses only on formal aspect of political institution and process; thus it is parochial in nature. Therefore, this approach was criticized by the behaviorist in 1940.


Behavioral Approach:


Behavioral approach focuses on separation of fact and value. It is neutral in character and it has a value free kind of understanding of politics. It focuses on quantitative analysis and verification of data. Behavioral approach concerned with regularities, uniformity etc. However it was dominated by ethnocentric kind of politics, as a result it faced criticism within it.

Post Behavioral Approach:


Post behavioral approach focuses on relevance. It is problem solving in nature. It gives importance to third world countries and focuses on studying not only on formal institution but also on non formal institution and political process. It understands politics from a holistic perspective.

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