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The Terms and Relations of Comparison, Referential and Relative Processes

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Karl-Dieter Opp has a passion for precision. This passion for precision shines through all his contributions - theoretical, empirical, methodological. And it animates every undertaking and every collaboration. To honor Karl-Dieter Opp and celebrate his contributions to social science, I take his spirit to the realms in which I am currently working and attempt to render more precise some words we use every day.

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  1. 1.New York UniversityUSA

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