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Author Glasius, Marlies.

Title Research, Ethics and Risk in the Authoritarian Field
Published Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (XV, 122 s. :) : online resource
Contents Chapter 1 Introduction.- Chapter 2 Entering the Field -- Chapter 3 Learning the Red Lines -- Chapter 4 Building and Maintaining Relations in the Field -- Chapter 5 Mental Impact.- Chapter 6 Writing It Up
Summary This Open Access book offers a synthetic reflection on the authors' fieldwork experiences in seven countries within the framework of 'Authoritarianism in a Global Age', a major comparative research project. It responds to the demand for increased attention to methodological rigor and transparency in qualitative research, and seeks to advance and practically support field research in authoritarian contexts. Without reducing the conundrums of authoritarian field research to a simple how-to guide, the book systematically reflects and reports on the authors' combined experiences in (i) getting access to the field, (ii) assessing risk, (iii) navigating 'red lines', (iv) building relations with local collaborators and respondents, (v) handling the psychological pressures on field researchers, and (vi) balancing transparency and prudence in publishing research. It offers unique insights into this particularly challenging area of field research, makes explicit how the authors handled methodological challenges and ethical dilemmas, and offers recommendations where appropriate. This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license
Notes Restricted admission to print
Subject Political science.
International relations.
Research -- Methodology.
Research -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Sociology -- Research.
Form Electronic book
Author Bartman, Jos, author
Dalmasso, Emanuela, author
Del Sordi, Adele, author
Lv, Aofei, author
Michaelsen, Marcus, author
Ruijgrok, Kris, author
de Lange, Meta, author
ISBN 3319689665