The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. So riffs Nik Kershaw from 1984. You may not know of him for the hits were few, but his star was briefly bright enough for a Live Aid set, the following year.
Comparative politics is a branch of political science which uses states – countries – as the basic unit of analysis. We can study other places compared to our own, to explain resemblances and variations in them. If things are better elsewhere, can we incorporate that at home? Likewise, can we export elsewhere what’s working domestically?