Meet Ingo Rohlfing, New Associate Editor for the American Political Science Review

Ingo Rohlfing is Professor for Qualitative Methods, Political Sciences at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS; University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen) and Chair of the BIGSSS Methods Center. His methodological research focuses on case studies and process tracing, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), and multimethod research combining process tracing with a large-n method. Substantively, he is doing research on party competition in Europe and party organizations. His articles have been published in Comparative Political Studies, Party Politics,Political Research Quarterly, and Sociological Methods & Research, and he has published the monograph Case Studies and Causal Inference with Palgrave Macmillan. He is co-editor of the Comparative Politics Series at Nomos and member of the advisory board of the network on Comparative Methods for Systematic Cross-Case Analysis (COMPASSS). The European Research Council (ERC) awarded him an ERC Starting Grant for his 5-year project Enhanced Qualitative and Multimethod Research.


From September 1, 2016, on, submissions to the APSR will be directed to the new Editorial Team in Europe. The University of North Texas (UNT) team will begin the transfer of files to the managing office at the University of Mannheim and we expect the transition to be completed by December 31, 2016. With a backlog of two volumes, the first volume of our editorship will be published in August 2017. The vote by the APSA Council to move the editorship of APSR for the first time outside the United States is an extraordinary historical decision that will help to further globalize APSR and thus to represent our discipline in a broader manner. We are excited by this challenge and very grateful for the confidence expressed in our team by the APSA council to host the Review in Europe for the next four years. At the same time, we are aware of the concerns about this transition and would like to take this opportunity to share with the membership our general vision and plans for the journal as we move forward in this process.

Read more about plans for APSR here.