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Comparative sociology

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  1. generally refers to sociological analysis that involves comparison of social processes between nation-states, or across different types of society (for example capitalist and socialist)

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  2. There are two main approaches to comparative sociology: some seek similarity across different countries and cultures whereas others seek variance

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  3. For example, structural Marxists have attempted to use comparative methods to discover the general processes that underlie apparently different social orderings in different societies

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  4. The danger of this approach is that the different social contexts are overlooked in the search for supposed universal structures

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  5. One sociologist who employed comparative methods to understand variance was Max Weber, whose studies attempted to show how differences between cultures explained the different social orderings that had emerged (see for example The Protestant Ethic an

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