Causal Mechanisms and Process Tracing

Frank Schimmelfennig, ETH Zurich
27 July - 7 August (two week course / 35 hrs)

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Frank Schimmelfennig is Professor of European Politics at ETH Zurich and a member of the Centre for Comparative and International Studies. His main research interest is in European integration and, more specifically, EU enlargement, differentiated integration, and democratization. He has published, inter alia, in Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of International Relations, European Union Politics, International Organization, Journal of Common Market Studies, and Journal of European Public Policy. In addition, he has co-edited a book on Research Design in Political Science (with Thomas Gschwend, Palgrave 2007) and authored “Efficient Process Tracing: Analyzing the Causal Mechanisms of European Integration”, in: Andrew Bennett and Jeffrey T. Checkel (eds.): Process Tracing. From Metaphor to Analytical Tool. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, pp. 98-125.

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