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Interview analysis with NVivo NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 2 Months, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
I have been working with NVivo lately to help me administer and analyse the semi-structured interviews I conducted for my dissertation. As a newbie to NVivo there were a number of introductions I found helpful to learn how to analyse interviews. Mayb...
Indonesien wählt neues Parlament – kein klarer Ausblick auf Präsidentschaftswahl am 9. Juli NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Die alle fünf Jahre stattfindenen Parlamentswahlen haben am 9. April zu einem unübersichtlichen Ergebnis geführt. Groß ist die Enttäuschung vor allem bei der sozialdemokratischen PDI-P, die zwar wie erwartet stärkste Kr...
Programms for post-docs NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Moving out of the warmth of the PhD programme (and funding) and into the open academic labour market is one of the trickiest transitions of academic life. While there are numerous postdoc options, the challenge is to find the one that suits your inte...
Same EU directive – completely different national debates NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
One of the cases I am currently studying for my PhD is the new EU tobacco directive and more specifically how the regulaton of e-cigarettes got in there. Although I have not spent too much in the EU bubble over the last years, I saw some attention to...
Apply for a PhD in Public Policy at my school NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 9 Months, 15 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is currently welcoming applications for PhDs in Public Policy. You can find more on the requirements at our school website. The deadline for applications is the 15 December 2013. Unlike with a number of other...
Doing research at the Indonesian parliament (DPR) NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 9 Months, 20 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
A few suggestions for those doing research at the Indonesian parliament (DPR): - use BBM to stay in touch with people. Meetings get arranged (and canceled) shortnotice and as you go along. - Email is not a reliable mode of communication. Be prepared...
Literature on the EU budget NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
For some time now I have been looking out for good standard books or articles on the politics of the EU budget process. Still, I am left a little clueless. Either there is hardly anything available or I continue to oversee it. Please help me if you k...
European Legislative Politics Research Group NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 10 Months, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
ELPRG is a network of younger researchers with a common interest in legislative politics in the European Union (EU). The aim of the research group is to further our understanding of EU legislative politics, i.e. of the interaction between the EU inst...
Hello world! NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 10 Months, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
Changi airport flaws NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 1 Year, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 9 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Since I have been flying through Singapore airport Changi frequently, I have come to appreciate how you can efficiently organize an airport. There is much to learn for European airports from Changi. To name but a few things that are excellent: minima...
A bright(er) outlook for Europe after the Euro-crisis NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 1 Year, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 19 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
The European Union surely has had better moments. What first entered centre stage with some troubling fiscal gaps in Greece’s budget in late 2009 has now turned into a much more sustained challenge for the continent itself – and equally for the r...
Japan’s future may be bleak – but not so bleak after all NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
In mid/late February I had the chance to join a 9-day study trip organized by my university to go to Japan. It was my first visit to the country and here are some thoughts on the economic prospects of Japan: When I was a child (that was at the turn o...
Copy-paste journalism – plagiarism in the media? NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
I have been working on a paper on dating for a while (hopefully ready for publication in summer), so I try to gather articles on the subject when they appear in the news I read. It so happened that the Economist published an article (Sex and Love: Th...
Travel light – on packing and sleeping NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 2 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
I came across three useful travel tips that I should I should share. (And note to self.) The funniest, and maybe most useful, is from last weekend’s Financial Times. Always wondered how to max your hand luggage? – Here is the solutionn &#...
Singapore’s lack of cycling facilities NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 2 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Spiegel Online is featuring this short article about a new global index on the quality of cycling in global cities. The index was prepared by a Danish blogger and cycling expert who runs the blog Copenhagenize.eu. No surprise, Amsterdam and Copenhage...
How Eurobonds are the way forward NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Market pressures on ailing Euro-zone countries persist and the Merkels and Sarkozys struggle to find an answer. The latest hype gaining ground is the idea of Eurobonds. These would be jointly issued bonds by all Euro-zone (or even EU) governments to...
Über das Wesen der Vorzugsstimmen im Wahlrecht NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 2 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Bis vor kurzem war ich recht überzeugt, dass der zuletzt in Deutschland vorherrschende Trend zu Vorzugsstimmen im Wahlrecht (z.B. Bremen, Hamburg) eine gute Sache ist. Beim Lesen von Robert Putnams “Making Democracy Work” bin ich auf ein...
Deutsche Plagiatskultur und das Versagen der Wissenschaftsinstitutionen NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 3 Years, 3 Weeks, 13 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
So traurig es auch ist, aber auch die letzten Plagiatspromotionen von (CDU & FDP-)Politikern werden nicht die letzten gewesen sein. Jede seriöse Aufarbeitung von Promotionen durch Externe erfordert eine gute Portion Zeit, wenn sie ernst gemeint...
Ex-Bundeswehrsoldaten als Öko-Bauern? NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 3 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 19 Minutes ago
A Greater Mission – 13 Min. Preview from Dulanie M. Ellis on Vimeo. Zum Glück sind wir in Deutschland noch weit von den Herausforderungen entfernt, die die USA mit ihren Veteranen haben. Mit dem kontinuierlichen Einsatz in Hoch-Risiko Krisenhe...
Mladic’ arrest is no reason to celebrate NEW
Jan's EU-Blog 3 Years, 2 Months, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Yesterday was a very good day. One of the most disgusting criminals of the last decades has been arrested and should be brought to justice soon. Ratko Mladic was a key operator in the ‘Balkan wars’ of the 1990s – Europe’s darkest moment a...