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The Unit of Political Analysis: Our Aristotelian Hangover

  • Judith Hicks Stiehm
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 161)

Abstract

Every scholar knows that assumptions shape conclusions. In particular, students of politics know that the unit chosen for analysis has a crucial effect on what is seen and recommended. At different times and places the analytical unit has been the family, the tribe, the corporation, the individual, the group, social class, the mass (and or the elite), the nation, and even “the globe.”

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Family Income Political Participation Occupational Prestige House Occupation American Political Science Association 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith Hicks Stiehm
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  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA

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