391 Works

Ist das noch Dokumentarisch? Replik zu einer Variante Dokumentarischer Organisationsforschung im Beitrag von Martin Hunold \"Zur dokumentarischen Rekonstruktion von Organisationserziehung\"

Daniel Goldmann
Replik zu einer Variante Dokumentarischer Organisationsforschung im Beitrag von Martin Hunold "Zur dokumentarischen Rekonstruktion von Organisationserziehung" (https://doi.org/10.21241/ssoar.65683)

Dokumentarische Methode und digitale Artefakte - zur Rekonstruktion der Vermittlungsweisen von Apps

Denise Klinge
Jahrbuch Dokumentarische Methode. Heft 1/2019

A New Analysis of the Market for Legal Services. The Lawyer, homo œconomicus or homo conventionalis?

Frank Bessis & Camille Chaserant
The current movement of deregulation of professional services in Europe rests on the idea that reducing professional regulation will increase market competition and lead to cut prices for customers. Studying liberalization of the market for legal services, we assume that competition relates much more to quality than to the sole prices. Endorsing the perspective of economics of convention, we show that the profession of lawyer overlaps with a diversity of autonomous and dis-tinct logics that...

The (Not Entirely) Financialized Enterprise – A Conceptual Proposal

Michael Faust & Jürgen Kädtler
Against the background of financialization being applied as a sort of catch-all category for corporate reorganization and especially the deterioration of labor and working conditions the paper presents the concept of the “multi-referential enterprise.“ Capital market expectations put established labor relations under a new pressure, but competing ideas remain relevant as a reference in both institutional reform processes and everyday decision making at firm level, including labor relations. Respective power positions also depend on rights...

„In Deutschland lebende Ausländer“. Unterschiede im Begriffsverständnis und deren Konsequenzen für die Einstellungsmessung

Martina Wasmer & Oshrat Hochman
Eines der Themen der umfragebasierten Einstellungsforschung, das wegen seiner gesellschaftspolitischen Relevanz auch über die Wissenschaft hinaus auf großes Interesse stößt, ist das Phänomen ‚Xeno-phobie‘, ‚Fremdenfeindlichkeit‘. In den Studien wird dabei zumeist allgemein nach Einstellungen gegenüber „Ausländern“, „Zuwanderern“ oder ähnlichem gefragt. Angesichts solch weiter Begriffe bleibt offen, welches Einstellungsobjekt genau hier eigentlich untersucht wird. Abstrahieren die Befragten vom Konkreten? Oder denken sie doch an spezifische Gruppen, die gerade im Fokus der öffentlichen Diskussion stehen oder im...

Methodological Aspects of a Quantitative and Qualitative Survey of Asylum Seekers in Germany – A Field Report

Sonja Haug, Susanne Lochner & Dominik Huber
This field report presents and discusses methodological issues and challenges encountered in a mixed-methods research project on asylum seekers in Bavaria, Germany. It documents the research design of, and field experiences in, a quantitative survey based on a quota sampling procedure and a qualitative study, both of which were conducted in collective accommodation for asylum seekers at selected locations in that federal state. Standardized PAPI multiple-topic questionnaires were completed by asylum seekers from Syria, Afghanistan,...

Recruiting Young and Urban Groups into a Probability-Based Online Panel by Promoting Smartphone Use

Peter Lugtig, Vera Toepoel, Marieke Haan, Robbert Zandvliet & Laurens Klein Kranenburg
A sizable minority of all web surveys are nowadays completed on smartphones. People who choose a smartphone for Internet-related tasks are different from people who mainly use a PC or tablet. Smartphone use is particularly high among the young and urban. We have to make web surveys attractive for smartphone completion in order not to lose these groups of smartphone users. In this paper we study how to encourage people to complete surveys on smartphones...

Governing by Numbers - Key Indicators and the Politics of Expectations. An Introduction

Walter Bartl, Christian Papilloud & Audrey Terracher-Lipinki
In this special issue of Historical Social Research, indicators are considered epistemic devices that render the world governable by quantification. While endowed with an aura of objectivity, indicators are not neutral devices. Instead they transform the world they claim to describe. Against the backdrop of a global proliferation of indicators, we argue in favour of research that strategically focuses on the processes that lead to the institutionalisation and systematic use of key indicators in politics...

Let’s Count and Manage – and Forget the Rest. Understanding Numeric Rationalization in Human Service Provision

Ingo Bode
In recent times, the development of Western welfare states has been strongly influenced by regulatory and managerial approaches that embody what this special issue refers to as ‘governing by numbers’. This article delineates this development by using the example of the human service industry in Germany. The analysis is embedded in a macro-sociological perspective on blurring boundaries between the capitalistic (market) economy and the welfare state, arguing that a certain kind of (instrumentalist) numeric rationalization...

Public Debt Management between Discipline and Creativity. Accounting for Energy Performance Contracts in Germany

Lisa Knoll & Konstanze Senge
The determination of government debt levels is a complex multilayered process subjected to constant reform. In the aftermath of the 2007-8 financial crisis, a twofold reform trend has emerged. On the one hand, the European Commission demands and supports stronger harmonization of national accounts, thereby eliminating loopholes for creative accounting practices such as public-private partnerships or swap deals, which increase government debt levels in many cases. On the other hand, the European Commission demands and...

“Pay for Promise” in Higher Education: The Influence of NPM on Resource Allocation in German Universities

Michael Huber & Maarten Hillebrandt
Quantification as a way to govern by numbers has colonised all sectors of modern societies. In the German higher education sector, a Performance-Based Resource Allocation scheme (commonly referred to as Leistungsorientierte Mittelverteilung – LOM for short) has steadily been developed since the 1990s. In an organisational context characterised by increasing international competition and internal differentiation, universities and their regulators have embraced the notion of smart resource allocation through performance indicators. At the same time, the...

Transforming by Metrics that Matter – Progress, Participation, and the National Initiatives of Fixing Well-Being Indicators

Philipp Lepenies
The goal of governments is to enhance the well-being of their citizens. In the aftermath of World War II, national product (be it gross national or gross domestic) and its rate of growth were seen as a proxy indicator to measure well-being – making economic growth doubtless the most powerful political indicator in history. Yet, in light of the negative effects of growth such as climate change and due to methodological progress in measuring well-being...

Validating Secularity in Islam: The Sociological Perspective of the Muslim Intellectual Rafiq al-‘Azm (1865-1925)

Florian Zemmin
Ali ‘Abd al-Raziq’s book al-Islam wa-usul al-hukm (Islam and the foundations of power), published in 1925, is conventionally considered to be the first Islamic argument for secularism in Arabic. Two decades earlier, however, Rafiq al-‘Azm had made the same core argument for the separation of religion and politics in the journal al-Manar, the mouthpiece of Islamic reformism, which would later come to fiercely attack ‘Abd al-Raziq’s secularism. This article focuses on selected writings by al-‘Azm...

Secular Atmospheres: Unveiling and Urban Space in Early 20th Century Iran

Sana Chavoshian
Drawing on sociological approaches to urbanism and secularization, as well as the affective turn in anthropology, this article explores the implementation of secular policies in Iran after the 1936 Unveiling Decree. I argue that constructing transparent social relations reflects the emergence of a new level of secular binds and relies upon the modalities of urban infrastructure and architecture. I find that modernization and secularization in Iran are interlinked by transformations in urban planning that tended...

Politics of Taxonomy in Postcolonial Indonesia: Ethnic Traditions between Religionisation and Secularisation

Martin Ramstedt
The article discusses the politics of taxonomy that drive the entangled dynamics of religionisation and secularisation of ethnic traditions in postcolonial Indonesia, and the associated sociopolitical context. Defined in accordance with both emic notions of agamasasi (religionisation) and the concept of religion-making originally advanced by Arvind-Pal S. Mandair and Markus Dressler in 2011, “religionisation” relates to three interrelated processes that have had distinct ramifications in the different periods of postcolonial Indonesian history: (1) the way...

Forschungsdatenzentrum PIAAC: Jahresbericht 2018; Berichtzeitraum 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018

Ingo Konradt & Débora B. Maehler
GESIS Papers

Mikrozensus Tools: Identifikation verschieden- und gleichgeschlechtlicher Partnerschaften in den Scientific Use Files 1973 bis 2014

Andrea Lengerer
Als Haushaltsbefragung gibt der Mikrozensus Auskunft über private Lebensformen der Bevölkerung. Hier wird beschrieben, wie partnerschaftliche Lebensformen im Mikrozensus erfasst werden und sich in den Scientific Use Files des Mikrozensus identifizieren lassen. Zu den partnerschaftlichen Lebensformen zählen Ehen, eingetragene Lebenspartnerschaften sowie nichteheliche Partnerschaften von Personen verschiedenen oder gleichen Geschlechts, die im gemeinsamen Haushalt zusammenleben. Da Letztere erst seit 1996 im Mikrozensus erfasst werden, wird hier ein Verfahren vorgestellt, mit dem sie in den Jahren zuvor...

Weighting in PIAAC-L 2016

Luise Burkhardt, Tobias Silbermann & Simone Bartsch
GESIS Papers

Gewichtung in der German Longitudinal Election Study 2013

Manuela S. Blumenberg & Tobias Gummer
GESIS Papers

Politbarometer-Bibliographie: 1. Fassung, Stand: November 2017

Christina Eder & Katharina Bühren
GESIS Papers

DDI-Lifecycle at the Data Archive: the Metadata Schema for Documentation in Different Software Tools

Esra Akdeniz & Wolfgang Zenk-Möltgen
GESIS Papers

Forschungsdatenzentrum \"German Microdata Lab\": Service für amtliche Mikrodaten ; Jahresbericht 2016

Kathrin Stief & Iris Dragon
Der Bericht dokumentiert die Arbeiten des German Microdata Lab (GML) für das Jahr 2016. Das GML ist eine Serviceeinrichtung für die Sozialforschung und vertritt deren Interessen gegenüber der amtlichen Statistik. Das GML ist damit unabhängig von Statistischen Ämtern und anderen Datenproduzen ten und wirkt als Schnittstelle zwischen empirischer Sozialforschung und amtlicher Statistik.

The European Data Laboratory for Comparative Social Research - EUROLAB: 2014 Annual Report

Martin Fritz, Malina Voicu & Ingvill C. Mochmann
GESIS Papers

Forschungsdatenzentrum \"German Microdata Lab\": Service für amtliche Mikrodaten ; Jahresbericht 2017

Iris Dragon & Mariya Zvezdanova
Der Bericht dokumentiert die Arbeiten des German Microdata Lab (GML) für das Jahr 2017. Das GML ist eine Serviceeinrichtung für die Sozialforschung und vertritt deren Interessen gegenüber der amtlichen Statistik. Das GML ist unabhängig von Statistischen Ämtern und anderen Datenproduzenten und wirkt als Schnittstelle zwischen empirischer Sozialforschung und amtlicher Statistik.

Kinderbetreuungsangebote für eine bessere Vereinbarkeit von Wissenschaft und Familie: Ergebnisse einer Evaluationsstudie aus den Jahren 2010/2011

Susann Kunadt
GESIS Papers

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