SNF-grant for Philip Leifeld

Philip Leifeld has received a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) for an amount of 315.600 CHF. He cooperates with Prof. Dr. Karin Ingold (Principal Investigator) from the Institute for Political Science at the University of Bern, and Dr. Manuel Fischer (Co-Principal Investigator) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) in Zurich. Title of their project is „Overlapping Subsystems: Identification and Integration of Fragmented Games in Swiss Water Politics“. The research initiative aims at identifying the games that political actors play and analyzing how these games interact with each other. It provides a novel, bottom-up approach to the identification of overlapping policy subsystems and, more generally, to the analysis of political decision-making. The project, that starts on April 1, 2014, has a duration of 36 months and involves two PhD students.