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German Policy Studies/Politikfeldanalyse (GPS/P) was an active journal from 2000-2013. It focused on policy research and studies (a) with an emphasis on German speaking countries, issues and studies (and/or) (b) which follow a comparative approach (and/or) (c) which can function as a bridge between the Anglo-Saxon and Continental-European/German tradition in policy research. German Policy Studies/Politikfeldanalyse (GPS/P) was a blind peer-reviewed journal; its archives are presented here as a service to the field.

GPS Editorial Board

Past Issues

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

About the Authors
by GPS

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

About the Authors
by GPS

Vol. 8, No. 1

Introduction
by NILS C. BANDELOW, FRITZ SAGER, KLAUS SCHUBERT

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

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

Introduction
by JOACHIM BLATTER and FRITZ SAGER

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

About the Authors
by GPS

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

About the Authors
by GPS

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

About the Authors
by GPS

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

Introduction
by REGINA AHRENS, SONJA BLUM, and IRENE GERLACH

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

About the Authors
by GPS

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

Introduction
by KATHRIN FREY and SIMONE LEDERMANN

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

About the Authors
by GPS

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

Editorial
by NILS C. BANDELOW, FRITZ SAGER and KLAUS SCHUBERT

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

About the Authors
by GPS

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

About the Authors
by GPS

Vol. 5, No. 1
Health Policy and Marketization

Introduction
by ROMAN BÖCKMANN and THOMAS GERLINGER

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

About the Authors
by GPS

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

About the authors
by GPS

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

About the authors
by GPS

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. 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

About the authors
by GPS

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

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. 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. 1
Urban Safety

Editorial
by BERNHARD FREVEL

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

About the Authors
by GPS

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

Introduction
by FRITZ SAGER and VINCENT KAUFMANN

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

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

Introduction
by ECE GÖZTEPE-ÇELEBI, FREIA STALLMANN and ANNETTE ZIMMER

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. 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. 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. 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

Vol. 1, No. 3
Migration and Immigration Policies

Editorial
by DIETRICH THRÄNHARDT and PAUL HARRIS

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. 2
Nonprofit Sector in Turbulent Environments

Editorial
by ANNETTE ZIMMER

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. 1
Changing Patterns of European Governance

Editorial
by KLAUS SCHUBERT

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