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Reconciliation of history and comparison

Vol. 4, No. 2, December 2008
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Jürgen Schriewer, Humboldt-Universität

The formula of “the reconciliation of history and of comparison” is attributed to the work of the French political scientist Bertrand Badie. The programmatic perspective it articulates is at the origin of the following considerations. We will thus first put into perspective the very thesis from which such a desire for reconciliation emerged. We will then examine certain theoretical alternatives and the solutions they propose in order to finally develop, in the background of this discussion, an advanced comparative approach.