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Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann

Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann


Insitut of Political Sciences

Goethe University Frankfurt

Prof. Dr. Claudius Wagemann is a leading international expert in the field of systematic set-theoretic methods for case comparison, particularly in Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and fuzzy sets. He is a co-author of a relevant textbook published by Cambridge University Press. As a professor of qualitative empirical research methods (since 2012), а spokesman of an interdisciplinary methodology center (2012 - 2016) and a co-author of a German-language textbook „Qualitativen Methoden in der Politikwissenschaft“ (Springer 2018), he is also recognized in different data collection and data evaluation methods such as interviewing, text and content analysis, case study and statistical evaluation. These topics have been reflected in his substantive research, among which is a neo-institutionalist analysis of the development of Private Interest Governments in the age of globalisation published by Routledge.

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Joachim Blatter/Phil C. Langer/ Claudius Wagemann (2018). Qualitative Methoden in der Politikwissenschaft I Eine Einführung.

Articles in edited volumes:

Wagemann, Claudius (2017). „The Christlich-Soziale Union. More Than One Double Role.” In Oscar Mazzoleni und Sean Müller (Hrsg.), Regionalist Parties in Western Europe. Dimensions of Success. London und New York: Routledge, S. 42-60.

Wagemann, Claudius (2016). „Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) in der Vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft.“ In Hans-Joachim Lauth, Marianne Kneuer und Gert Pickel (Hrsg.), Handbuch Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft. Wiesbaden: Springer, S. 63-77.

Siewert, Markus B. und Claudius Wagemann (2015). „The Quality of Democracy in the United States of America in a Comparative Perspective“. In Marcello Fantoni und Leonardo Morlino (Hrsg.), Comparing Democracies. The American Exceptionalism Revisited. Rom: Viella, S. 23-54.

Siewert, Markus B. und Claudius Wagemann (2015). „Demokratie in der Krise? Zur Qualität der US-amerikanischen Demokratie“. In Christian Lammert, Markus B. Siewert und Boris Vormann (Hrsg.), Handbuch Politik USA. Wiesbaden: Springer, S. 659-681.

Wagemann, Claudius (2015). „Qualitative Comparative Analysis“. In Georg Wenzelburger und Reimut Zohlnhöfer (Hrsg.), Handbuch Policy-Forschung. Heidelberg: Springer, S. 429-452.


Schneider, Carsten Q. und Claudius Wagemann (2016). “Assessing ESA on What It Is Designed For: A Reply to Cooper and Glaesser”. Field Methods 28: 316-21

Wagemann, Claudius, Jonas Buche und Markus Siewert (2016). „QCA and Business Research: Work in Progress or a Consolidated Agenda?“. Journal of Business Research 69, 7: 2531-40.

Cacciatore, Federica, Alessandro Natalini und Claudius Wagemann (2015). „Clustered Europeanization and National Reform Programmes. A Qualitative Comparative Analysis“. Journal of European Public Policy 22, 8: 1186-1211

Wagemann, Claudius und Carsten Q. Schneider (2015). “Transparency Standards in Qualitative Comparative Analysis”. Newsletter of the Qualitative Methods Section, American Political Science Association: 38-42.

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