Derek Beach

Aarhus Universitet


Derek Beach is a professor of Political Science at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, where he teaches case study methodology, international relations, and European integration. He has authored articles, chapters, and books on research methodology, referendums, and European integration, and co-authored the books Process-tracing Methods: Foundations and Guidelines and Causal Case Studies (both with University of Michigan Press). He has taught qualitative case study methods at ECPR and IPSA summer and winter schools, held short courses at the APSA annual meeting on Process-tracing and case-based research, and numerous workshops and seminars on process tracing methods throughout the world. He is also an academic co-convenor of the ECPR Methods Schools. He will be an academic fellow at the Independent Expert Group of the World Bank in spring 2020.