Recommended Literature

The department recommends the following titles to address specific topics. They should assist you in composing academic texts, proceeding in a structured fashion, and selecting the appropriate methods.

All titles are available in the library as well as the department’s reserved literature shelf (”Semesterapparat Politik- und Verwaltungswissenschaft, PTWA”). 

Academic Writing:

Plümper, T. (2012). Effizient schreiben: Leitfaden zum Verfassen von Qualifizierungsarbeiten und wissenschaftlichen Texten. München: Oldenbourg.

Methodoloy and Research Design:

Creswell, J. W. (2013). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method approaches. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Shively, P. W. (2012). The Craft of Political Research. New Jersey: Pearson.

Gschwend, T., & Schimmelfennig, F. (2007). Forschungsdesign in der Politikwissenschaft: Probleme, Strategien, Anwendungen. Frankfurt: Campus.

Style and Language:

Clark, R. P. (2006). Writing tools: 50 essential strategies for every writer. New York: Little, Brown, and Co.

Schneider, W. (2011). Deutsch für junge Profis: Wie man gut und lebendig schreibt. Reinbek: Rowohlt.

Strunk, W., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style. New York: Macmillan. ->here

APA-Style Citation:

American Psychological Association (2011). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington: American Psychological Association.