“Methodological discussions”, it is argued “are often reinventing what has been forgotten”. (Scheuch, p.148, quoted in Sartori, p.15). And Sartori argues that to rediscover the ‘forgotten unknown is just as important as to discover an unknown. (Sartori, p.15). An important part of methodological discussion in the study of political science, is the choice among different areas of focus. A student of political science is lucky since he/she has many different and alternating tools to employ in order to reach its defined scientific objective. In this short paper, I will try to discuss advantages and disadvantages of one of these different and alternating tools, namely one-country focused study. In the first part of paper, I will try to define some criteria to employ in the analysis of this method. In the second part; I will evaluate this specific method of politics by using previously introduced criteria and by exposing well-known examples from political science literature.
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