First, to draw on a wider literature than is generally found in single-country studies in order to shed new light on political phenomena and suggest new nuances or even explanations to students of German politics and country specialists more generally.
Second, to allow students of the comparative method to apply some of the key concepts, models and approaches in comparative politics to the rich context of a single country study.
KeywordsEurope Income Volatility Meso Metaphor
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