Learning from history? Comparative historical methods and researching global civil society Academic Article uri icon


  • Helmut Anheier and Hagai Katz the 1980s rekindled interest in historical analysis under the name of comparative historical methods (Tilly 1984; Chase-Dunn 1989; Ragin 1987; 2000; Kiser and Hechter 1991; Bollen, Entwisle and Alderson 1993; Sartori 1994; Abbott 1995). These newer approaches have in common that they are based on mathematical-logical reasoning rather than statistical assumptions, and that they are casesensitive rather than variable-driven. In other words, in contrast to more standard historical analysis …

publication date

  • January 1, 2005