Using QDA to Trace Norm Contestation

IDCAR network partners Betcy Jose and Christoph Stefes from the University of Denver will present their research on Norm contestation in Russia on September 27.

On Tuesday, September 27 at 1:30pm, IDCAR network partners Betcy Jose and Christoph Stefes from the University of Denver will present their current research project on Russia. Their project contributes to an exciting new area in authoritarian regime research: authoritarian regimes as promoters of global norms. More specifically, it examines whether Russia may be advancing its own version of the humanitarian intervention norm. They explore this question by analyzing Russian justifications for its intervention in Crimea, employing QDA to investigate this question with the use of Atlas.ti software. This research approach offers great advantages for authoritarian regime scholars, but it also poses some interesting challenges. The presentation will discuss research design in detail within in the context of this project, offering participants substantive and methodological insights.

Betcy will be an IDCAR guest researcher at the GIGA for two months. We are looking forward to seeing you at the talk!