Which country name ends with NIA

Chapter 1: Socio-political framework

Introduction to Comparative Politics pp 40-58 | Cite as

  • Detlef Jahn
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The socio-political framework, such as the conflict structures (cleavages), Nationality and statehood, size of a country, etc., are of direct relevance for the political science analysis. Other factors also play a role, e.g. the geographical location of a country or the region in which it is located. While Przeworski and colleagues' (2000) assertions that democracies can only establish themselves in countries where snow falls are mere anecdote, geographic factors play a role. The energy demand is certainly climate dependent, and the island situation of Great Britain and Japan influences the politics of these countries. Natural resources and the structure of production also determine the material wealth of a country.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of GreifswaldGreifswaldGermany