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2013 Articles

Vol. 9, No. 1
Informality Matters. Perspectives for Studies on Political Communication

Introduction to the Special Issue: Informality Matters. Perspectives for Studies on Political Communication by KLAUS KAMPS

Informal political communication cultures: Characteristics, Causes, Effects. by PHILIP BAUGUT and CARSTEN REINEMANN

Does Informality Matter in German Local Policy Making? by ANDREA WALTER

Communication within the Transport Policy Media and informal political communication – a case study by KLAUS KAMPS, CHRISIN BAUMERT, CHRISTOPH BORSCHEL, DAVID HÖLTGEN, and ANNA-MARIA THEIN

Single Article: The Regulatory Use of Credit Ratings in Germany and the US: A Resource Dependence View on the Transfer of (Quasi-)Regulatory Authority by ANDREAS KRUCK

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Vol. 9, No. 2
Voluntary Approaches in Environmental Policy

Introduction: What is the Role of Voluntary Approaches in German Environmental Policy – and Why? by ANNETTE ELISABETH TÖLLER and MICHAEL BÖCHER

From government towards governance? Exploring the role of soft policy instruments by RÜDIGER K.W. WURZEL, ANTHONY ZITO and ANDREW JORDAN

The Rise and Fall of Voluntary Agreements in German Environmental Policy by ANNETTE ELISABETH TÖLLER

Voluntary Agreements: First Choice or Escape Strategy? – Invasive Alien Species as a Case by CHRISTIANE HUBO and MAX KROTT

Patterns and Explanations of Corporate Voluntary Norm Compliance: Results from a Structured Focused Comparison of German G500 in the Global Reporting Initiative by SANDRA SCHWINDENHAMMER

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2012 Articles

Vol. 8, No. 1


An Explorative Study on Purchasing Legal Advice in the German Law-Drafting Process by SEBASTIAN STREB and MARKUS TEPE

Political Deadlock in German Financial Market Policy by STEFAN HANDKE

Political Institutions “Doing Gender”: The Limits of the Knowledge Approach by HELGA OSTENDORF

The Status of Ideas in Controversies on Public Policy. Analyzing Beliefs as Dependent Variables: A Case study on Harm Reduction Policies in Switzerland by CÉLINE MAVROT

2011 Articles

Vol. 7, No. 1
European Labour Market Policies after the Lisbon Process – Results and Consequence

Introduction: European Labour Market Policies after the Lisbon Process – Results and Consequences by FLORIAN BLANK and KARIN SCHULZE BUSCHOFF

The European Employment Strategy: Assessing the Status Quo by J. TIMO WEISHAUPT and KATJA LACK

What Difference Does it Make? The Outcome Effects of the European Employment Strategy on the Transition from Education to Work by CHRISTIAN BRZINSKY-FAY

Incoherent Strategies – Fragmented Outcomes: Raising Women’s Employment Rate in Germany by SIGRID BETZELT and SILKE BOTHFELD

The Transition from Work to Retirement by WERNER EICHHORST

Transition from Unemployment to Work and the Role of Active Labour Market Policies during the Lisbon Strategy Period and the Economic Crisis by JANINE LESCHKE

Non-Standard Employment in Europe: Its Development and Consequences for the European Employment Strategy by GÜNTHER SCHMID

Labour Market Politics through Jurisprudence: The Influence of the Judgements of the European Court of Justice (Viking, Laval, Rüffert, Luxembourg) on Labour Market Policies by REINGARD ZIMMER

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Vol. 7, No. 2
Governance of Transport Policy

Governance of Transport Policy: Introduction to the Special Issue by NILS C. BANDELOW and STEFAN KUNDOLF

The Field of Transport Policy: An Initial Approach by OLIVER SCHWEDES

Governance Failures in Integrated Transport Policy – On the Mismatch of ‘Co-opetition’ in Multi-Level Systems by DETLEF SACK

The Logic of Access to European Commission Expert Groups: Assessing the Delay of the eCall Project by CHRISTIANE MIETHE

Belief Systems and the Emergence of Advocacy Coalitions in Nascent Subsystems: A Case Study of the European GNSS Program Galileo by NILS C. BANDELOW and STEFAN KUNDOLF

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Vol. 7, No. 3
Frontiers of Methodological Progress in Qualitative Research


Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) in Public Policy Analysis: an Extensive Review by BENOÎT RIHOUX, ILONA REZSÖHAZY and DAMIEN BOL

Method Parallelization and Method Triangulation: Method Combinations in the Analysis of Humanitarian Interventions by JULIAN JUNK

Political valuation analysis and the legitimacy of international organizations by HENNING SCHMIDTKE and FRANK NULLMEIER

Micro-politics: An Underestimated Field of Qualitative Research in Political Science by ROLAND WILLNER

Critical Friend Approach: Policy Evaluation Between Methodological Soundness, Practical Relevance, and Transparency of the Evaluation Process by ANDREAS BALTHASAR

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2010 Articles

Vol. 6, No. 1
Symposium on Transforming Bismarckian Welfare State: Turning Away from a Defined-Benefit System?


Single Article: Towards Institutional Gridlock? The Limitations of Germany’s Consensus Democracy by CHRISTIAN SCHWEIGER

Symposium on Transforming Bismarckian Welfare State: Turning Away from a Defined-Benefit System? by Wolfram Lamping and Friedbert W. Rüb, editors

Introduction: Farewell to Bismarck, or Moving Forward Back to Bismarck? by WOLFRAM LAMPING and FRIEDBERT W. RÜB

Activating Labor Market and Social Policies in Germany: From Status Protection to Basic Income Support by WERNER EICHHORST, MARIA GRIENBERGER-ZINGERL and REGINA KONLE-SEIDL

Health Care Reform in Germany by THOMAS GERLINGER

German Pension Policies: The Transformation of a Defined-Benefit System into…What? by FRIEDBERT W. RÜB and WOLFRAM LAMPING

Implications of the Activation Paradigm on Poverty and Social Exclusion in Germany: Facts, Hypotheses, Uncertainties by PETRA BÖHNKE

Farewell to the Family as We Know it: Family Policy Change in Germany by ILONA OSTNER

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Vol. 6, No. 2
Evidence-Based Policy: A Concept in Geographical and Substantive Expansion


Adversarial Policies and Evidence Utilization: Modeling the Changing Evidence and Policy Connection by MARK MONAGHAN

Evidence, Learning and Intelligent Government: Reflections on Developments in Scotland by IAN SANDERSON

The Politics of Evidence-Based Policy-Making: The Case of Denmark by HANNE FOSS HANSEN and OLAF RIEPER

Pilot Projects for Evidence-Based Policy-Making: Three Pilot Projects in the Rhine Basin by HELEEN VREUGDENHIL and PHILIPPE KER RAULT

Re-Framing of Childcare in Germany and England: From a Private Responsibility to an Economic Necessity by ANNELI RÜLING

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Vol. 6, No. 3
Family Policies in the German-Speaking Countries: Reforms and Explanations


Reconciliation of Work and Family Life in Switzerland by OLIVIA THOENEN

The Development of All-Day Schooling in Germany: How was it possible in this Conservative Welfare State? by SANDRA AUGUSTIN-DITTMANN

Between Instrument Tinkering and Policy Re-newal: Reforms of Parental Leave in Germany and Austria by SONJA BLUM

The Role of Old Ideas in the New German Family Policy Agenda by MARGITTA MÄTZKE and ILONA OSTNER

Policy Frames and Coalition Dynamics in the Recent Reforms of Swiss Family Policy by SILJA HÄUSERMANN and DANIEL KÜBLER

Sustainability in German Family Policy and Politics by REGINA AHRENS

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2009 Articles

Vol. 5, No. 1
Health Policy and Marketization


A Long Farewell to the Bismarck System: Incremental Change in the German Health Insurance System by THOMAS GERLINGER and ROLF SCHMUCKER

Economization and Marketization in the German Healthcare System: How Do Users Respond? by BENJAMIN EWERT

Health Governance in the Aftermath of Traditional Corporatism: One Small Step for the Legislator, One Giant Leap for the Subsystem? by NILS C. BANDELOW

Commercializing German Hospital Care? Effects of New Public Management and Managed Care under Neoliberal Conditions by KAI MOSEBACH

Federalism and the "New Politics" of Hospital Financing by KATHARINA BÖHM

The Private Health Insurance: Demarketization of a Welfare Market? by ROMAN BÖCKMANN

Institutionalized Healthcare Reform in Germany? Error Correction or Political Strategy? by SYLVIA PANNOWITSCH

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Vol. 5, No. 2
Contested Police Systems

Contested Police Systems by ARIE VAN SLUIS and BERNHARD FREVEL

New Public Management Reforms in German Police Services by ROLF RITSERT and MIRJAM PEKAR

Police Organization and Police Reform in Germany - The Case of North Rhine-Westphalia by BERNHARD FREVEL and PHILIPP KUSCHEWSKI

Police Reform in The Netherlands – A Dance between National Steering and Local Performing by LEX CACHET and PETER MARKS

‘National Standards, Local Delivery’ - Police Reform in England and Wales by TREVOR JONES and ARIE VAN SLUIS

Evolving Patterns in the Police Systems of North Rhine- Westphalia, The Netherlands and England and Wales by ARIE VAN SLUIS, ARTHUR RINGELING and BERNHARD FREVEL

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2008 Articles

Vol. 4, No. 1
Re-Shaping Consumer Policy in Europe

Introduction: Re-Shaping Consumer Policy in Europe: Enabling Consumers to Act? by CHRISTOPH STRÜNCK

Current State and Prospects of Consumer Policy: An Introductory Essay by EDDA MÜLLER

Sustainability Policy and the Law by JENS KARSTEN AND LUCIA A. REISCH

Risk Regulation without Political Conflicts? Regime Structures in Food Safety Politics in Germany, Great Britain and the Netherlands by FRANK JANNING

New Players Enter the Game: Effects of Marketization of Social Policies by FLORIAN BLANK

Consumer Citizen: The Constitution of Consumer Democracy in Sociological Perspective by JÖRN LAMLA

Claiming Consumers’ Rights Patterns and Limits of Adversarial Legalism in European Consumer Protection by CHRISTOPH STRÜNCK

Public Health in the EU: Is Europe subject to Americanization? by PAULETTE KURZER

Legitimising Supranational Risk Regulation: The EU Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Regimes by SEBASTIAN KRAPOHL

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Vol. 4, No. 2
Transforming a Bismarckian Welfare State: Ideas, Interests and Voters in German Welfare State Reforms

Introduction: Moving bulky goods. How New Ideas and Partisan Politics Are Transforming the German Welfare State by WOLFRAM LAMPING AND FRIEDBERT W. RÜB

On the Way to Social Investment? The Normative Recalibration of the German Welfare State by ANTONIO BRETTSCHNEIDER

Reframing Social Policy: From Conservatism to Liberal Communitarianism by MARTIN SEELEIB-KAISER

Between Corporatism and Lobbyism: German Welfare Associations in Transition by KATRIN TOENS

Reforming the Welfare State in Times of Grey Majorities. The Myth of an Opposition between Younger and Older Voters in Germany by ACHIM GOERRES

On the Horns of a Dilemma. The Imperative of a Grand Coalition Is Risky – Especially For the Social Democrats by WOLFGANG MERKEL AND BERNHARD WEßELS

Vol. 4, No. 3
The Politics of Global Finance

Introduction by HUBERT ZIMMERMAN

“Please Better Shut Their Mouths”: German Influence on U.S. Macroeconomic Policy under the Carter Administration by WESLEY W. WIDMAIER

The Search for Autonomy: Governments, Central Banks, and the Formation of Monetary Preferences by HUBERT ZIMMERMAN

States, Markets, and Sovereign Wealth Funds by ERIC HELLEINER and TROY LUNDBLAD

Three Facets of Liquidity Illusion: Financial Innovation and the Credit Crunch by ANASTASIA NESVETAILOVA

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Vol. 4, No. 4
Politics 2.0: The Political Potential of the Internet

Preface by Kathrin Kissau and Uwe Hunger

Political Online-Participation of Migrants in Germany by Kathrin Kissau and Uwe Hunger

Political Potential and Capabilities of Online Communities by Susanne In der Smitten

Political Protest on the Net by Sigrid Baringhorst

Internet and the Integration of Immigrants in Germany and Israel: Characteristics and Potentials by Inna Weiskopf and Kathrin Kissau

Nation Building Online: A Case Study of Kurdish Migrants in Germany by Menderes Candan and Uwe Hunger

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2006 Articles

Vol. 3, No. 1
Urban Safety


Security and the Urban Public Sphere by WALTER SIEBEL and JAN WEHRHEIM

Political Culture as a Basis for Local Security and Crime Prevention: A Comparison of the Conditions in Germany and The Netherlands by VERENA SCHULZ and HENNING VAN DEN BRINK

The Police, Changing Security Arrangements and Late Modernity: The Case of The Netherlands by JAN TERPSTRA and KEES VAN DER VIJVER

Networked Policing: Towards a Public Marketing Approach to Urban Safety by KUNO SCHEDLER

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Vol. 3, No. 2
Think Tanks

Introduction: Think Tanks in Austria, Switzerland and Germany--A Recalibration of Corporatist Policy Making? by SVEN JOCHEM and ADRIAN VATTER

Governing by Commission: A Way to More Effective Democratic Governance or a Loss of Democratic Accountability? by JULIA VON BUMENTHAL

The Development and Significance of Think Tanks in Germany by MARTIN THUNERT

U.S. and German Think Tanks in Comparative Perspective by JOSEF BRAML

Generating Legitimacy for Labor Market and Welfare State Reform--The Role of Policy Advice in Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden by WERNER EICHHORST and OLE WINTERMANN

Switzerland: Think Tanks and Vested Interests in Swiss Policy Making by ISABELLE STEFFEN and WOLF LINDER

The Long Shadow of Corporatism: Scope and Limits of Think Tank Activities in Austria by FERDINAND KARLHOFER

Vol. 3, No. 3
Pension Reform

Politics of Pension Policies: Editorial by SIMON HEGELICH and KLAUS SCHUBERT

Personal Responsibility and its Contradiction in Terms by FRANK NULLMEIER

Moving the Unmovable: Political Strategies of Pension Reform in Germany by MARIUS R. BUSEMEYER

"Experimental Law-Making" and the Politics of German Pension Reforms by WOLFRAM LAMPING and FRIEDBERT W. RÜB

Riester Pensions in Germany: Do they substitute or supplement public pensions? Positions in the debate on the new public policy on private pensions by FRANK BERNER

Moving from "Defined Benefit" to "Undefined": The interests in the enhancement of supplementary provision for old age in Germany by SIMON HEGELICH

Vol. 3, No. 4
Biotechnology Policy

Biotechnology Policy Convergence in Continental Europe? Political Institutions, Problem Framing and Learning by NILS C. BANDELOW

Explaining ART Policies in Switzerland and Germany: Similar Processes-Similar Results? by CHRISTINE ROTHMAYR

Regulating Biomedicine in Belgium and France: Neighboring Countries, Diverging Policies by NATHALIE SCHIFFINO and FRÉDÉRIC VARONE

Policy Learning in Policy Domains with Value Conflicts: The Austrian Cases of Abortion and Assisted Reproductive Technologies by ERICH GRIEßLER and BERNHARD HADOLT

Advocacy Coalitions, Policy-Oriented Learning and Long-Term Change in Genetic Engineering Policy: An Interpretist View by NILS C. BANDELOW

2002 Articles

Vol. 2, No. 1
The German Welfare State: Dimensions - Innovations - Comparisons

Introduction - Concept of the Issue and Some Characteristics of the German Welfare State by JOSEF SCHMID

Pension Reforms in Six West-European Countries. Which Lessons Can be Drawn for Germany? by JOACHIM HULSMANN, JOSEF SCHMID, and SARAH SCHOLL

Gender Policies in the Welfare State - A Comparison of Germany and Denmark by NORA FUHRMANN

Financial Incentives Within Social Assistance. Comparing Current Strategies in the U.S. and Germany by DORIAN R. WOODS, LAURA CHADWICK, and JURGEN VOLKERT

Local Welfare Regimes and the Restructuring of the Welfare State - an Anglo-German Comparison by BERNARD BLANKE and HENNING SCHRIDDE

The Welfare State and Education: A Comparison of Social and Educational Policy in Advanced Industrial Societies by GUNTHER HEGA and KARL HOKENMAIER

Reforming The German Welfare State: Why Germany Is Slower Than Its Neighbors by ROBERT HENRY COX

Vol. 2, No. 2
The Politics and Policies of Communist/Radical Socialist Parties after Communism

Communist/Radical Socialist Parties After Communism: An Introduction by JONATHAN OLSEN

The Communist Party of Bohemia und Moravia: A Post-Communist Socialist or A Neo-Communist Party? by MAXMILIAN STRMISKA

The Slovak Party of the Democratic Left: A Successful Post-Communist Party? by LUBOMIR KOPEČEK

After the Deluge: The French Communist Party after the End of Communism by FRANK WILSON

Vol. 2, No. 3
German Higher Education Reform From A Comparative Perspective


Higher Education, Internationalisation, and the Nation-State by JÜRGEN ENDERS

A Comparative View On Policy Trends In Western European Higher Education by JEROEN HUISMAN and FRANS KAISER

Campus Europae by CHRISTA THOBEN

Gender Inequality in German Academia and Strategies for Change by AGNIESZKA MAJCHER

Theses On Status Quo And Future Challenges Of The German System Of Higher Education by HANS-UWE ERICHSON

Reform or Re-labeling? A Student’s Perspective On The Introduction Of The Bachelor’s And Master’s Degree In German Higher Education by FREIA STALLMANN

Vol. 2, No. 4
The Stakes of Transport Policy in Social Science Research


European Transport Policy – A Historical and Forward Looking Perspective by LIANA GIORGI and MICHAEL SCHMIDT

Harmonisation And Convergence? National Responses To The Common European Transport Policy by DIRK LEHMKUHL

Designing Sustainable Transportation Policy For Acceptance: A Comparison Of Germany, The Netherlands And Switzerland by CHRISTIAN HIRSCHI, WALTER SCHENKEL, And THOMAS WIDMER

Impacts Of Institutional Change On Urban Transport Policy In Rome: An Update by MARIO GUALDI and CARLO SESSA

Innovation Without Change? by BERNARD JOUVE

Transport Policy And Policy Research: Some Concluding Remarks by FRITZ SAGER and VINCENT KAUFMANN

2001 Articles

Vol. 1, No. 1
Changing Patterns of European Governance


Introduction by NILS C. BANDELOW

European Governance by The Emergence of a new Type of Package Deals by NILS C. BANDELOW, DIANA SCHUMANN, and ULRICH WIDMAIER

Regulation and Infrastructure Management: German Regulatory Regimes and the EU Framework by BURKARD EBERLEIN and EDGAR GRANDE

The European Union as a Virtual Learning Forum for National Labour Market Policy? - Comments on a 'Late Vocation' Field of European Governance by PAUL KLEMMER, DORTHEE BECKER-SOEST, and RÜDIGER WINK

Multi-Level Governance in the European Employment and Labour Market Policy: A Conceptual Outline and Some Empirical Evidence by CHRISTIAN ROTH and JOSEF SCHMID

Vol. 1, No. 2
Nonprofit Sector in Turbulent Environments


Italy's Third Sector on Consolidation Course by GIAN PAOLO BARBETTA

Changing Focus or Changing Role? The Swedish Nonprofit Sector in the 1990s by FILIP WIJKSTRÖM

The Third Sector in France by EDITH ARCHAMBAULT

The Third Sector and Labour market Policy in Germany by ANNETTE ZIMMER and ECKHARD PRILLER

Vol. 1, No. 3
Migration and Immigration Policies


Republicanism and the Politics of Citizenship in Germany and France: Convergence or Divergence? by HEIKE HAGEDORN

Tainted Blood: The Ambivalence of Ethnic Migration in Israel, Japan, Korea, Germany and the United States by DIETRICH THRÄNHARDT

Party Competition and Inclusion of Immigrants in Germany by UWE HUNGER

Imagined Identity: Immigration, Ueberfremdung, and Cultural Chauvinism in German Far-Right Partisan Discourse by PAUL A. HARRIS

Vol. 1, No. 4
Policy of Adaptation: Efforts of East European Countries to Meet European Integration Standards

Eastern Enlargement Of The EU As A Subject Of Research Policy: Introduction To The Symposium by PETR FIALA

The Context, The Actors And The Effects Of The Eastern Enlargement Of The European Union by PETR FIALA

European Union Enlargement - Consequences And Problems by WITCHARD WOYKE

Prioritisation Of Work - Preparing The Poland's Accession To The European Union by FILIP JASINSKI

The EU Accession And ECE Parliaments: A Hungarian Approach by ATTILA ÁGH

Implementation Of The Eu Law In The Czech Republic: A Comparative Perspective by VOJTECH ŠIMÍCEK

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