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ECPR Research Methods

Designing Case Studies

Explanatory Approaches in Small-N Research

Authors: Blatter, J., Haverland, M.

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The authors explore three ways of conducting causal analysis in case studies. They draw on established practices as well as on recent innovations in case study methodology and integrate these insights into coherent approaches. They highlight the core features of each approach and provide advice on each step of the research process.

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Joachim Blatter is Professor of Political Science at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. He has previously held positions at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, the University of Konstanz, Germany, Free University Berlin, Germany, and the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. His research interests include transformations of governance, citizenship, and democracy.

Markus Haverland is Professor of Political Science, Department of Public Administration, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and lectures on methodology at the Dutch Graduate School for Public Administration and Political Science (NIG) there. Amongst his previous positions was a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute, Florence. His research interests include methodology, European Union policy-making, and the effect of the European Union on its member states.

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"Hardly any subfield of political science methods has witnessed such dynamic development in recent years as the literature on case study designs. Case studies have always been at the core of central advances in political sciences research, but only in recent

years have the methodological underpinnings been elaborated on in corresponding depth. The book by Joachim Blatter and Markus Haverland contributes significantly to this field of study in two ways: firstly, it suggests a new, convincing typology of case studies; and secondly, it takes the 'designing' aspect of its title seriously by including many case studies from political science research to provide practical illustrations of their three suggested modes of designing case studies." - Julian Junk, West European Politics, 36:4, 893-894


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Designing Case Studies
Book Subtitle
Explanatory Approaches in Small-N Research
Authors
Series Title
ECPR Research Methods
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01666-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137016669
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-24969-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32085-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 262
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