That is why researchers give a great attention to the assumptions that underlie their approach to the subjects. It also matters a great deal whether to see politics as mainly concerned with the activities of a few people, or as receiving its force from the needs of masses. Any approach is aimed to emphasize some specific aspects of a phenomenon.
Argument: Behavioralism is a methodological approach which helps to understand politics through concepts of natural science avoiding concepts which cannot be quantified. This approach is essential for comparative politics as it helps to analyze political processes, which cannot be discovered and analyzed by other methodological approaches such as neoliberalism or realism.
Behavioralism was a popular methodological approach developed in 1950s-1960s in America. In comparative politics, Behavioralism is connected with: "individual attitudes, personalities, and physical activity, such as voting, criminal behavior, aggression, etc. and then generalizes to a similar group.Political scientists study political behavior, voting, for example" (Introduction to Research methods. 2003). In general, behavioralism examines the factors affecting imitation and notes that behaviour is more likely to be copied. Imitating or modelling as it is called, can be seen to be a very important part of the political process. Aspects of the role model's behaviour may be incorporated into behaviour patterns and style.
The behavioral approach in comparative politics can be defined by approach to the logic and method of its investigation, and described as a methodology. A study by Easton (1962 cited Berndtson 2005) "every man puts his own emphasis and thereby becomes his own behavioralist". According to Seidelman and Harpham (1985 cited Berndtson 2005) "attempts at coming to any complete definition of behavioralism are probably futile given the diversity of those who followed its banner".
It is evident that for behavioralism, an individual's personality, perceptions, motivations also plays their part in helping or hindering the political process. Political experiences whether positive or negative impinges upon the rate of political process. It should be noted that behavioralism cannot easily explain the natural curiosity that people have and the great desire to learn, to make sense of their environment and to feel competent in activities. Neither can it explain the extent of incidental political experience which takes place, whereby individuals have it by chance.
A number of shared assumptions and analytic prescriptions were at the core of the behavioral movement. According to Eulau (1962 cited Berndtson 2005) "Behavioralists have been eager to demonstrate that the behavioral study of politics can be applied to all kinds of research areas". Behavioralism in comparative politics tries to generalize political processes and tries to use statements about patterns and regularities about political phenomena presumed to hold across time and place. According to behavioralism approach, natural science is leading a generalizing process. The purpose of political scientific investigation is to discover regular patterns of behavior and find causes of it. Accordingly, comparative politics should have a statement of the relationship between two or more variables, specify the conditions under which the relationships holds, and explain why the relationships should hold.
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