GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies: Global Approach to CAS Series II: Comparative regionalism: Bringing EU studies back to Latin American regionalism? The ups and downs of a complicated relationship (14.05.2018)

Course Description: There is by now a broad consensus among scholars of Latin American regionalism (and other regionalisms) not to take the EU as the gold standard for regional integration and cooperation. The focus on Europe and Europe-focused integration theories led to into a blind alley. In the course, we will discuss why this has been the case. But while the Euro crisis and the Brexit had negative repercussions for the EU, they might improve the options for comparative regionalism by adding the study of regional disintegration to the study of regional integration. So once again one might ask and discuss which tools and analytical approaches developed in EU studies might be applied to the study of Latin American regionalism.

Date of Event: 14.05.2018

Location: GIGA, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

Lecturer: Prof Dr Detlef Nolte is Director of the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies.

Further Information and Registration (Deadline: 6 April 2018)

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies: Introduction to Process Tracing (08.-09.05.2018)

Course Description: Process Tracing (PT) is a within-case method that focuses on tracing causal mechanisms – the actual ‘link’ between a trigger (X) and an outcome (Y). This workshop will introduce you to the essentials of this method, its main underlying assumptions and its applicability. We will discuss what causal mechanisms are, how we can ‘trace’ them and what kind of causal inferences we can draw on the bases of a process-tracing study. Moreover, to position PT in the broader methodological field we will look at how PT relates to, but differs from, other (larger- and small-N) case study methods and discuss what understanding of causality underlies process-tracing. This introduction to PT will take a hands-on approach applying the new insights to concrete examples and to the participants’ research projects. The first day we will cover most methodological ground and theoretical debates, the second day is largely reserved for debating practical questions and applicability by means of discussing some of the participants’ own research and applications of PT.

Date of Event: 08.-09.05.2018

Location: GIGA, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

Lecturer: Dr Hilde van Meegdenburg is a postdoctoral research fellow at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich & Technical University Munich.

Further Information and Registration (Deadline: 6 April 2018)

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies: Global Approach to CAS Series I: Postwar Security Sector Reform: Research Strategy and Case Selection (03.05.2018)

Course Description: This course presents a research strategy for the selection of comparative cases from different regions in the field of postwar security sector reform (SSR). Key elements are the demilitarization, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of ex-combatants, reforms in the structure, mandate, accountability, and oversight of the armed forces and the police, as well as in some cases reforms in the justice sector (transitional justice, judiciary). SSR forms part of the standard procedures of international peacebuilding strategies as formulated in the OECD Handbook on Security Sector Reform. However, on the ground, these reforms are not only shaped and influenced by external support but also by the interaction with local conditions such as existing power relations and prior institutional designs. This course introduces to the research strategy we developed starting with three inductive case studies from three regions of the world (El Salvador, Uganda, Nepal) and a quantitative data collection on judiciary reforms for a broader set of postwar countries. The course will introduce into and discuss the challenges of case study selection and data collection.

Date of Event: 03.05.2018

Location: GIGA, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

Lecturer: Dr Sabine Kurtenbach is a Senior Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies.

Further Information and Registration (Deadline: 6 April 2018)

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies: The logic of Bayesian statistical analyses for social scientists (26.-27.04.2018)

Course Description: The aim of the course is threefold: First, the students are going to learn the basic differences between Bayesian and Frequentist statistics. Second, they should be able to identify research questions and ideas that might benefit from a Bayesian approach. Third, they should be able to understand research conducted under a Bayesian framework and how it might differ substantially from Frequentist approach (or whether there is actually no substantive difference).

Date of Event: 26.-27.04.2018

Location: GIGA, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

Lecturer: Dr Hannes Kröger is Research Associate at German Institute for Economic Research (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung/DIW) in Berlin.

Further Information and Registration (Deadline: 6 April 2018)

Universität Hamburg – Fakultät für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften – Graduate School: Kursangebot im Promotionsstudiengang, Sommersemester 2018

Stand: 06.03.2018

Dozent/in Titel der Lehrveranstaltung Termine FB LVS LP
Methoden
Beblo, Miriam Meta-Regression Analysis in Economics, Business and Social Sciences (Reading course) Mo., 07.05.18, 16:00 – 18:00
Do., 17.05.18, 10:00 – 12:00
Mo., 28.05.18, 16:00 – 18:00
Do., 31.05.18, 10:00 – 12:00
Mo., 04.06.18, 14:00 – 16:00
Mo., 11.06.18, 16:00 – 18:00
Mo., 25.06.18, 16:00 – 18:00
Raum wird noch bekannt gegeben
SozÖk 1 2
Beblo, Miriam/
Marcus, Jan
Empirical Labour and Population Economics Mo., 16.04.18, 16:30 – 18:00
Do., 14.05.18, 16:30 – 18:00
Do., 04.06.18, 16:30 – 18:00
Do., 18.06.18, 16:30 – 18:00
Do., 02.07.18, 16:30 – 18:00
Do., 16.07.18, 16:30 – 18:00
plus Workshop am 07.06. und 08.06.18
Raum wird noch bekannt gegeben
SozÖk/
VWL
2 4
Brüggemann, Michael/
Kleinen-von Königslöw, Katharina
Forschungsprojekte entwickeln: Von der Idee zum Exposé Mittwochs, 18:00 – 19:30 Uhr (ab 04.04.18)
AP 1, Raum 245
SoWi 2 4
Chapkovski, Philipp
(Univ. Zürich)
oTree-Workshop Di., 29.05.18, 9:00 – 18:00
Mi., 30.05.18, 9:00 – 18:00
VMP 9, Raum A510
extern 2
Jacob, Juliane
(Zentrum für nachhaltiges Forschungsdaten­management, UHH)
Nachhaltiges Forschungsdatenmanagement Do., 24.05.18, 9:30 – 16:30
Raum wird noch bekannt gegeben
1
Liste, Philip/
Wiener, Antje
Advanced Research Design for Doctoral Students Mo., 23.04.18, 10:00 – 12:00
Fr., 18.05.18, 10:00 – 16:00
Fr., 22.06.18, 10:00 – 16:00
VMP 9, Raum B537
SoWi 2 4

 

Dozent/in Titel der Lehrveranstaltung Termine FB LVS LP
Theorien
Adloff, Frank/ Neckel, Sighard Gesellschaftsanalysen. Prozesse – Krisen – Transformationen Mittwochs, 10:00 – 12:00 Uhr (ab 04.04.18)
VMP5, Raum 1083
SozÖk/
SoWi
2 4
Boenigk, Silke Forschungskolloquium: PUNO & Friends Block, alle 4 Wochen à 4 Stunden SozÖk 1 2
Geiger, Daniel/ Spaeth, Sebastian Management Studies Doctoral Colloquium Donnerstags, 12:00 – 13:30
VMP 9, Raum B537
SozÖk/
WiSo
2 4
Hentschel, Christine/
Krasmann, Susanne
Thinking the political, writing a good thesis II Mi., 16.05.18, 14:00 – 18:00
Mi., 20.06.18, 14:00 – 18:00
VMP9, Raum B230 Fr., 06.07.18, 10:00 – 18:00
Sa., 07.07.18, 10:00 – 18:00
VMP 9, Raum B537
SoWi 2 4
Krause, Melanie Ph.D. Seminar in Empirical and Theoretical Economics Do., 12.04.18, 12:15 – 13:15
Do., 26.04.18, 12:15 – 13:15
Do., 17.05.18, 12:15 – 13:15
Do., 31.05.18, 12:15 – 13:15
Do., 14.06.18, 12:15 – 13:15
Do., 28.06.18, 12:15 – 13:15
Do., 12.07.18, 12:15 – 13:15
VMP5, Raum 0029
VWL 1 2
Maennig, Wolfgang Preferences, Choices and Collective Decision Making Donnerstags, ab 12.04.18, 14:15 – 15:45 Uhr
VMP5, Raum 1068
VWL 2 4
Niesen, Peter Hamburg Critical Theory Seminar Dienstags, 18:00 – 20:00 Uhr
VMP 9, Raum B537
SoWi 2 4
Rastetter, Daniela Standards guter Arbeit: Verhalten in Organisationen, Aus- und Weiterbildung, Managing Diversity Mo., 28.05.18, 10:00 – 17:00
Di., 29.05.18, 10:00 – 17:00
Raum wird noch bekannt gegeben
SozÖk 1 2
Vogel, Rick Paper Development Workshop Public, Nonprofit- und Gesundheitsmanagement 23.-25.05.18
Universität Magdeburg
SozÖk 2 4

 

Schlüsselkompetenzen
Crow, Kimberly/
Elkins, Stephan (Socio Trans Marburg)
Academic Writing Do., 18.10.18, 10:00 – 17:30
Fr., 19.10.18, 10:00 – 17:30
VMP 9, Raum B528
Extern 1

FB = Fachbereich
LP = Leistungspunkte
LVS = Lehrveranstaltungsstunden

Anmeldungen
Anmeldungen zu den Kursen sind möglich über „Geventis“ (https://www.geventis.uni-hamburg.de/login) in folgenden Zeiträumen:

a) 22.02.18 (10 Uhr) bis 22.03.18 (13 Uhr) für folgende Kurse:

  • Meta-Regression Analysis in Economics, Business and Social Sciences (Beblo)
  • Empirical Labour and Population Economics (Beblo/Marcus)
  • Forschungsprojekte entwickeln: Von der Idee zum Exposé (Brüggemann/Kleinen-von Königslöw)
  • Advanced Research Design for Doctoral Students (Liste/Wiener)
  • Gesellschaftsanalysen. Prozesse – Krisen – Transformationen (Adloff/Neckel)
  • Forschungskolloquium: PUNO & Friends (Boenigk)
  • Management Studies Doctoral Colloquium (Geiger/Spaeth)
  • Ph.D. Seminar in Empirical and Theoretical Economics (Krause)
  • Preferences, Choices and Collective Decision Making (Maennig)
  • Hamburg Critical Theory Seminar (Niesen)
  • Standards guter Arbeit: Verhalten in Organisationen, Aus- und Weiterbildung, Managing Diversity (Rastetter) 

b) 22.02.18 (10 Uhr) bis 26.04.18 (13 Uhr) für folgende Kurse:

  • oTree-Workshop (Chapkovski)
  • Nachhaltiges Forschungsdatenmanagement (Jacob)
  • Thinking the political, writing a good thesis II (Hentschel/Krasmann)
  • Paper Development Workshop Public, Nonprofit- und Gesundheitsmanagement (R. Vogel)

c) 22.02.18 (10 Uhr) bis 05.07.18 (13 Uhr) für folgenden Kurs:

  • Academic Writing (Crow/Elkins)

Anmerkungen

  • In Geventis finden Sie auch Beschreibungen zu den Inhalten der einzelnen Kurse.
  • Wenn in Geventis in der blauen Box am linken Bildrand noch „Wintersemester 17/18“ steht, wählen Sie dort bitte das „Sommersemester 18“ aus.
  • Eine Übersicht über die von der WiSo-Graduate School angebotenen Kurse finden Sie, wenn Sie in Geventis im Veranstaltungsverzeichnis“ unter „Suchbegriff“ Folgendes eingeben: „20-“
  • Wenn Sie sich für einen Kurs anmelden möchten, bitte diesen in Geventis anklicken, dann runterscrollen und den blau markierten Schriftzug „Anmel-dung vom 22.02.18 … bis …“ anklicken.

 

 

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies: Summer Term Programme 2018, 26 April – 29 June 2018

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21
20354 Hamburg

The following seminars are open to doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers at the GIGA and its partner institutions. Please note that other external participants are asked to pay a small course fee.

26-27 April The Logic of Bayesian Statistical Analyses for Social Scientists Dr Hannes Kröger, DIW
3 May Global Approach to CAS I: Postwar Security Sector Reform: Research Strategy and Case Selection Dr Sabine Kurtenbach, GIGA
8-9 May Introduction to Process Tracing Dr Hilde van Meegdenburg, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich & Technical University Munich
14 May Global Approach to CAS II: Comparative regionalism: Bringing EU studies back to Latin American regionalism? The ups and downs of a complicated relationship Prof Dr Detlef Nolte, GIGA
17-18 May Qualitative Interviews and Analysis Dr Katy Wheeler, University of Essex
28 May Global Approach to CAS III: Studying Authoritarian Regimes: A Comparative Perspective Dr Thomas Richter, GIGA
6-7 June Introduction to Grounded Theory Dr Alice Mattoni, Scuola Normale Superiore Florence
14 -15 June Making your research accessible: Data Visualization and Interactive Graphics Felix Haaß & Pau Palop García, GIGA
19-20 June An Introduction to the Logic and Practice of Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) Dr David Kuehn, GIGA

Information on Registration
Participants need to register online by filling in the registration form that is available on the website of the respective event.

Questions regarding the course programme or registration should be addressed to Nina Sökefeld.

Registration deadline: Friday, 6 April 2018

Danish Institute for Human Rights: Human Rights Research Methods

The Danish Institute for Human Rights and the PhD School of the Faculty of Law of the University of Copenhagen invite PhD students working on human rights-related topics to submit an application to participate in the PhD course on human rights research methods, which will take place in Copenhagen from 28th to 30th May 2018. The course is open to about 15 students.

Deadline for application is April 7th.

More information on the course as well as detailed programme: https://menneskeret.dk/kalender/phd-course-human-rights-research-methods.

Institut Arbeit und Qualifikation, Universität Duisburg-Essen: Stellenausschreibung

Das Institut Arbeit und Qualifikation (IAQ), Universität Duisburg-Essen, sucht zur Bearbeitung des von der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung geförderten Projektes „Transnationale Interessenvertretung in Europäischen Aktiengesellschaften (SE). Mitbestimmungspraxis und Interessenartikulation“

eine/n wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in.

Bewerbungen in elektronischer Form (als PDF-Dokument) sind bis zum 29.03.2018 möglich.

Weitere Informationen: Stellenausschreibung IAQ

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summer School, June 11-15, 2018, Aachen

Within the ERASMUS+ Knowledge Alliance, TACIT project – https://www.tacitproject.org) we are organising a PhD Summer School on June 11-15, 2018 at RWTH Aachen University in Germany. The summer school focuses on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Methods and will be a good mix of lectures, workshops and social activities.

The summer school is both for PhD and Master students, and will effectively give the participants a hands-on experience of a diversity of methods, that can provide them with new approaches to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Application deadline is May 1st! You need to include your CV and a short application describing your research interest, and why this summer school would be interesting for you to participate in.

Summer School Flyer

University of Hamburg – School of Business: Recent developments in audit research and an approach to getting published

Institution: Universität Hamburg, Fakultät für Betriebswirtschaft

Course Instructor: Professor Nicole Ratzinger-Sakel (UHH)

Course Value: 2 SWS or 4 LP

Block course:
20 February, 2019 – 22 February, 2019,
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: tba

Language of instruction: English

Application: Please send a current CV until January 12, 2019 to nicole.ratzingersakel@uni-hamburg.de.

Course Overview:
The main objectives of this PhD course include:

  • Introduce students to recent developments in audit research; hereby students will get
    knowledge about a selection of audit research papers recently published in highly ranked academic journals.
  • In addition, the course will enhance students’ ability to critically review the quality of research papers which is a meaningful element of the double-blind review process and extremely important for the quality of their own work. To do so, students will get an idea which “list” reviewers typically follow. Students are further expected to present and critically discuss papers that will be assigned to them.
  • Students will further get advices to getting their work published.
  • Finally, students should present their (first ideas of) own (audit) research ideas during the
    course.

Student evaluation: Presentation and critical discussion of assigned papers (papers will be
assigned to students after their application; each student is expected to present and critically
discuss one paper).