So far we have looked at comparative government and politics in broad terms, and it is probably already clear that it is a field of complexity and of conflicting analyses. It is tangled enough at the level of the individual state, but when we add multiple political systems to the equation, the challenges of achieving an understanding are compounded. Theory comes to the rescue by pulling together what might otherwise be a cluster of unstructured observations and facts into a framework that can be tested and applied in different places and at different times.
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