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Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel

The world is urbanizing at an unprecedented rate, and its cities are transformed by technology and distributed computing. With every photograph, Twitter post, public transit ride, and credit card swipe, we leave digital traces in physical space. The enormous quantity of information, or Urban Big Data, that humanity generates each day is beginning to off er new possibilities for research, design, and systems optimization on the city scale, but the first step toward our urban future is finding new ways of understanding and visualizing Big Data—revealing invisible dimensions of the city.

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Cues for Integration

Foreign Policy Beliefs and German Parliamentarians’ Support for European Integration

A. Burcu Bayram

systems seriously. Next, I develop my theoretical argument and derive testable hypotheses. Section three describes the research design, introducing the German parliamentarian survey and the variables. Section four tests my hypotheses using statistical

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Joyce Marie Mushaben, Shelley Baranowski, Trevor J. Allen, Sabine von Mering, Stephen Milder, Volker Prott, and Peter C. Pfeiffer

years in the making (but worth the wait), this text focuses on Germany as an “early adopter” of gender quotas dating back to the 1980s; it utilizes a pathway-case research design to explore the impact of diverse, internal quota mechanisms across the

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Ottoman Conceptual History

Challenges and Prospects

Alp Eren Topal and Einar Wigen

research design to focus on individual concepts or sets of concepts in any of these languages while recognizing the limits and acknowledging the methodological issues at stake. While the Ottoman state archives represent one of the longest continuous

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Pegida in Parliament?

Explaining the Failure of Pegida in Austria

Farid Hafez

turned out to be such a failure. The research design is based on a case study. 5 I present a crucial-case 6 analysis based on a most likely scenario, using Germany, which is the focus of this journal’s special issue, as the most similar shadow case

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Leading through a Decade of Crisis—Not Bad, After All

Germany’s Leadership Demand and Followership Inclusion, 2008-2018

Valerio Alfonso Bruno and Giacomo Finzi

, political pressure, material benefits and side payments, alongside “unintentional” dimensions of power, such as emulation and non-decision effects. 26 Methodology and Research Design In this article, we developed the conceptual dimensions and the related

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The District Leadership Cadre of the Stasi

Who Were These Men and Why Did They Not Crush Mass Protest in 1989?

Uwe Krähnke, Anja Zschirpe, Philipp Reimann, and Scott Stock Gissendanner

thoroughly habituated to its bureaucratic routine that it was caught utterly by surprise with no contingency plan to annihilate massive opposition. Research Design Rather than aspiring to present representative data for all Stasi district-level personnel

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Understanding Germany’s Short-lived “Culture of Welcome”

Images of Refugees in Three Leading German Quality Newspapers

Maximilian Conrad and Hugrún Aðalsteinsdóttir

decision making takes place and is legitimated. This section also discusses the study’s research design in more detail, before we present the findings of the frame analysis. The concluding discussion links the article’s empirical findings to the broader

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Adriana Zaharijević, Kristen Ghodsee, Efi Kanner, Árpád von Klimó, Matthew Stibbe, Tatiana Zhurzhenko, Žarka Svirčev, Agata Ignaciuk, Sophia Kuhnle, Ana Miškovska Kajevska, Chiara Bonfiglioli, Marina Hughson, Sanja Petrović Todosijević, Enriketa Papa-Pandelejmoni, Stanislava Barać, Ayşe Durakbaşa, Selin Çağatay, and Agnieszka Mrozik

encouraging innovative theory building and research design. This book, by its subject and focus, as well as approach and many different subtle insights, opens up—intentionally and unintentionally—new avenues for research and theorization on feminist movements