Process tracing

Initially as teaching assistant (2012 -2015) and later as lecturer (since 2016) I have offered numerous courses on case study methodology and process tracing (PT) throughout Europe.

This includes introductory and advanced courses at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Method Schools — first at the University of Ljubljana and later at the University of Bamberg and the Central European University in Budapest — and workshops at the University of Tartu, the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, the graduate school of the German Institute of Global and Area studies (GIGA) in Hamburg and the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). Generally aimed at PhD-students, course/workshop participation has been diverse ranging from master students to more senior academics.

Interpretivist process tracing. Is it at all possible?

Although currently understood to be a positivist method, my personal interest lies in thinking through the applicability of a process oriented approach for interpretative studies. Can, and if so how can, PT further the study of the dialectic and (inter)subjective meaning-making processes and practices that underlie national and world politics?

When I am able to combine it with my regular teaching obligations at Leiden University, I am generally happy to offer workshops or short courses on PT at other institutes. In case of interest you can contact me and below you can find two evaluations of previous courses: one form a one-week introductory course taught at the ECPR Winter School of 2017 and one from a two-day workshop.