German Policy Studies



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German Policy Studies (GPS) focused on policy research


  • with an emphasis on German speaking countries, issues, and studies (and/or)
  • which takes a comparative approach (and/or)
  • which can build a bridge between Anglo-American and continental European/German policy research


The underlying argument was that in German speaking countries there is a kind of common tradition or way of solving problems which, if at all, only slowly adapts to Anglo-American viewpoints, concepts and developments.


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GPS Vol. 1 No. 1

Patterns of European Governance


GPS Vol. 1 No. 2 

Nonprofit Sector in Turbulent Environments


GPS Vol. 1 No. 3 

Migration and Immigration Policies 


GPS Vol. 1 No. 4 

Policy of Adaptation - Efforts of East European Countries to Meet European Integration Standards 


GPS Vol. 2 No. 1 

The German Welfare State: Dimensions - Innovations - Comparisons


GPS Vol. 2 No. 2 

The Politics and Policies of Communist/Radical Socialist Parties after Communism


GPS Vol. 2 No. 3 

German Higher Education Reform From A Comparative Perspective


GPS Vol. 2 No. 4 

The Stakes of Transport Policy in Social Science Research


GPS Vol. 3 No. 1 

Urban Safety


GPS Vol. 3 No. 2 

Think Tanks


GPS Vol. 3 No. 3 

Pension Reform


GPS Vol. 3 No. 4 

Biotechnology Policy


GPS Vol. 4 No. 1 

Re-Shaping Consumer Policy in Europe


GPS Vol. 4 No. 2 

Transforming a Bismarckian Welfare State: Ideas, Interests and Voters in German Welfare State Reforms 


GPS Vol. 4 No. 3 

The Politics of Global Finance


GPS Vol. 4 No. 4 

The Political Potential of the Internet


GPS Vol. 5 No. 1 

Health Policy and Marketization


GPS Vol. 5 No. 2 

Contested Police Systems


GPS Vol. 6 No. 1

Symposium on Transforming Bismarckian Welfare State: Turning Away from a Defined-Benefit System?


GPS Vol. 6 No. 2 

Evidence-Based Policy: A Concept in Geographical and Substantive Extension


GPS Vol. 6 No. 3 

Family Policies in the German-Speaking Countries: Reforms and Explanations


GPS Vol. 7 No. 1 

European Labour Market Policies after the Lisbon Process: Results and Consequences


GPS Vol. 7 No. 2 

Governance of Transport Policy


GPS Vol. 7 No. 3 

Frontiers of Methodological Progress in Qualitative Research


GPS Vol. 8 No. 1 


GPS Vol. 9 No. 1 

Informality Matters: Perspectives for Studies on Political Communication


GPS Vol. 9 No. 2 

Voluntary Approaches in Environmental Policy


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