In Search of the Worlds of Compliance: Promises and Pitfalls of Quantitative Testing

Falkner, Gerda and Hartlapp, Miriam and Leiber, Simone and Treib, Oliver (July 2007) In Search of the Worlds of Compliance: Promises and Pitfalls of Quantitative Testing. IHS Political Science Series 113

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Abstract: The "worlds of compliance" typology as developed by Falkner/Treib/Hartlapp/Leiber (2005) builds on ideal-typical procedural modes of domestic adaptation to EU directives. Recently, the Journal of European Public Policy (JEPP) has publishedan interesting article discussing this concept. At closer inspection, the analysis presented by Dimiter Toshkov results in some support for, but also some criticism of, the worlds of compliance. His statistics-based approach gives us the opportunityto raise several issues of crucial importance for the entire scholarly community in the field of EU implementation research. Among these are the problem of choosing adequate indicators, of using reliable quantitative data, and of appropriately applying domestic politics approaches and veto player theory. These discussions are of general interest also for a very practical reason: similar methodological choices are rather common in current European integration research.;

Item Type: IHS Series
Keywords: 'EU' 'Implementation' 'Welten der Rechtsbefolgung' 'Methodologie' 'Quantitative Forschung' 'Worlds of compliance' 'Methodology' 'Quantitative research'
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:38
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2017 05:32
URI: http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/1788

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