How do microstates potentially challenge our understanding of international and comparative politics? Microstates comprise as many as one-fifth of all sovereign states yet are rarely incorporated into cross-national research. Cursory analysis suggests that microstates challenge the conventional wisdom in several ways. This paper highlights some of these challenges and presents preliminary quantitative evidence suggestive of a microstate divergence. Ultimately the evidence here makes the case for increased consideration of the theoretical and empirical leverage attained by analysis of microstates.
Rich, Timothy S. Ph.D.
"Integrating Microstates into Cross-National Research: An Exploratory Analysis,"
Journal of International and Global Studies: Vol. 6
, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/jigs/vol6/iss1/1
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