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Power and Poverty

Is the EU a New Planet?

Alpago Alpago

This book focuses on the economic and political relations between the EU, Turkey, Morocco and Mediterranean Countries. It examines these relations from a global and pluralistic perspective and investigates them through a comparative analysis. The study reveals the untold issues and that’s why it leads the readers to go beyond the borders. It is a professional and important source, particularly for economic and political decision makers. Furthermore this book addresses everyone, who wants to know about the background of international economic and political happenings.

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83 Section IV Comparative Analysis in Research Preface The main focus of this paper is to examine comparative analysis with its background, its reasons, its advantages and disadvantages and its research interests with the utmost objectivity and through different perspectives or points of view in more detail. The research question of this paper is "How and what is the role of comparative analysis in research?" In the light of the above objectives comparative analysis has been took under the magnifying glass. This article brings the use of comparative perspectives for the economic and socio-economic situations under consideration and into discussion. Comparative analysis is invariably applied in every kind of research. Scientific papers, data, problems and results according to different criteria depend on the analysis and comparison according to an evaluated reference value. The reason why this analysis is undertaken in this article is that the EU relations with Turkey and the Mediterranean countries often need to be compared with each other. Whatever theory or method or indicators for these relationships are applied, there is always the need to compare results. This method is therefore relevant for both qualitative and quantitative methods. The appendix provides Countries Fact (Turkey and Morocco) as example. 1. The Terminology of the Comparison Comparison refers to a basic approach based on a cognitive operation of observation and should lead to the detection and distinguishing of objects and phenomena of reality. The identification of an object or a phenomenon begins with the observation of an object to...

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