Research, Ethics and Risk in the Authoritarian Field

by Marlies Glasius, Meta de Lange, Jos Bartman, Emanuela Dalmasso, Aofei Lv, Adele Del Sordi, Marcus Michaelsen, Kris Ruijgrok

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Book Description

This free 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 open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Research, Ethics and Risk in the Authoritarian Field ebook for free in PDF format (1.3 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Politics and Government
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2018
Pages
130
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319689654
ISBN10
3319689657
ISBN13 Digital
9783319689661
ISBN10 Digital
3319689665
PDF Size
1.3 MB
License
CC BY

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