German Policy Studies

Periodical covering political issues in Germany.

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 3, Fall

Critical Friend Approach: Policy Evaluation between Methodological Soundness, Practical Relevance, and Transparency of the Evaluation Process
1 Introduction Evaluation is marked by a great diversity of approaches and methods. In Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Stufflebeam and Shinkfield (2007) distinguished no fewer than 26 often-used evaluation models (see also House, 1987)....
Introduction: Frontiers of Methodological Progress in Qualitative Research
The recent decade has witnessed an unprecedented flurry of methodological reflection on qualitative approaches in Political Science and related disciplines. In the Anglo-Saxon world, much of this methodological reflection has been (framed, at least,...
Method Parallelization and Method Triangulation: Method Combinations in the Analysis of Humanitarian Interventions
1 Introduction and Overview * As both the variety and the specialization of methods increases steadily, combining methods is a common thread in actual research and self-reflexive scientific discourses. There are different catch-phrases for these...
Micro-Politics: An Underestimated Field of Qualitative Research in Political Science
1 Introduction (1) Empirical studies in political science focus mainly on institutions, regimes, or the individual decisions of rational actors (Wilshusen 2009: 138). The objective of such studies is to provide simplified assumptions which can explain...
Political Valuation Analysis and the Legitimacy of International Organizations
1 Introduction Research methods dealing with textual data (Krippendorf 2004; Roberts 2000) enjoy increasing popularity in the field of political science research. Both the magnitude of quantitative (see for instance King/Lowe 2003; Klingemann et...
Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) in Public Policy Analysis: An Extensive Review
Introduction The goal of this article is provide a first systematic review of the connection between public policy analysis and QCA techniques, with a core emphasis on the state-of-the-art in QCA empirical applications1. First, we present QCA both...
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