Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Marlies Glasius, Meta de Lange, Jos Bartman, Emanuela Dalmasso, Aofei Lv, Adele Del Sordi et al.
    Pages 1-15 Open Access
  3. Marlies Glasius, Meta de Lange, Jos Bartman, Emanuela Dalmasso, Aofei Lv, Adele Del Sordi et al.
    Pages 17-36 Open Access
  4. Marlies Glasius, Meta de Lange, Jos Bartman, Emanuela Dalmasso, Aofei Lv, Adele Del Sordi et al.
    Pages 37-51 Open Access
  5. Marlies Glasius, Meta de Lange, Jos Bartman, Emanuela Dalmasso, Aofei Lv, Adele Del Sordi et al.
    Pages 53-76 Open Access
  6. Marlies Glasius, Meta de Lange, Jos Bartman, Emanuela Dalmasso, Aofei Lv, Adele Del Sordi et al.
    Pages 77-95 Open Access
  7. Marlies Glasius, Meta de Lange, Jos Bartman, Emanuela Dalmasso, Aofei Lv, Adele Del Sordi et al.
    Pages 97-117 Open Access
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 119-122

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Open Access research ethics authoritarian countries research methodology research in the authoritarian field risk and field research ethics and field research authoritarianism advice for field research research transparency research methods mental impact of field research planning for field research dangers of field research

Authors and affiliations

  • Marlies Glasius
    • 1
  • Meta de Lange
    • 2
  • Jos Bartman
    • 3
  • Emanuela Dalmasso
    • 4
  • Aofei Lv
    • 5
  • Adele Del Sordi
    • 6
  • Marcus Michaelsen
    • 7
  • Kris Ruijgrok
    • 8
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  5. 5.University of Amsterdam AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  6. 6.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  7. 7.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  8. 8.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68966-1
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68965-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68966-1
  • About this book