We would like to call your attention to the publication of our new book ‘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 and Kris Ruijgrok.

The book offers a set of reflections on our fieldwork experiences in seven countries within the framework of the ‘Authoritarianism in a Global Age’ project. With this book, we are responding to the demand for increased attention to methodological rigor and transparency in qualitative research, and seeking to advance and practically support field research in authoritarian contexts.

We offer our insights into this particularly challenging area of field research, making explicit how we handled methodological challenges and ethical dilemmas, and offering recommendations where appropriate. 

We hope the book will prove valuable to early career researchers and experienced scholars alike.

Find the book online for free or buy a hard copy at Palgrave Macmillan.



Adventures of Alice

With the book comes a comic strip series, in which the fictional heroine Alice encounters some of the challenges we discuss in the book. This is an idea of Adele Del Sordi and illustrated by Public Cinema.