Focusing on the methodological challenges and the empirical dimension of transatlantic theory transfer, this article provides an overview of the concepts and ideas of theory transfer. By examining the deployment of the term and by reconstructing the respective concepts of theory, it considers the specific traditions in Germany and the United States. Providing statistical data, the article sheds light on success stories of transatlantic theory transfer from Germany to the United States and thus reassesses the concepts outlined in the first part.

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