Dr Markus Siewert, Goethe University Frankfurt


Dr Markus Siewert, Freie University Berlin, Goethe University Frankfurt.

Hosted by, Dr Giuditta Fontana, Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, Prof Stefan Wolff, International Security, Department of Political Science and International Studies, and Dr Christalla Yakinthou, Department of Political Science and International Studies

Dr Siewert is political scientist specialising in qualitative methods in the social sciences, with a special focus on case study methodology and set-theoretical approaches such as Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Process Tracing. His research focuses on US politics with emphasis on the presidency and executive-legislative relations, on the quality of established democracies and on comparative politics of Western democracies.

Dr Siewert’s visit will enhance colleagues’ methodological expertise in conflict and peace studies, and will provide a number of opportunities for researchers to benefit from his unique methodological expertise in qualitative and mixed- and multi-methods research, in US and German politics. During his visit an IAS workshop will be organised on Qualitative Comparative Analysis and on mixed- and multi-methods research for early career lecturers.