This chapter contains a reflection on the research process and results, and recommendations for further research. In the Sections 10.2 and 10.3 successively the methodological and theoretical choices that were made in this research are evaluated. Subsequently, in Section 10.4 the experiences with doing international research are discussed. Section 10.5 contains an evaluation of the research results. Section 10.6 concludes this chapter with some recommendations for further research.
KeywordsSingle Case Study Methodological Choice Policy Network International Issue Final Discussion
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