Postdoc in Causal Modeling

The University of Bergen is accepting applications for a 3-year post doctoral position on the project “Boolean Causal Modeling with Coincidence Analysis,” headed by Michael Baumgartner.

Please note that although the position is housed within the Department of Philosophy, it specifically requires a scientific background in “a scientific discipline relevant for the application of Boolean methods, e.g. social/political science, economics, biology, medicine or psychology.”

For details and to apply, see:

CfP: Special Issue of Sustainability on conflicts and natural resources with A focus on QCA

Dr. Matteo Roggero (Humboldt University Berlin) will be co-editing a special issue of Sustainability with the title “Natural Resources Management and Conflicts in the Context of Sustainability Transformation.” Particularly welcome are empirical submissions using QCA and set-theoretic methods. The call is now open, with a deadline of August 31, 2020. Details are available at:

New Working Paper

New working paper published by Lotte Dalgaard Christensen (Dept of Environmental Science, Aarhus University), “When Bioeconomy Policy Objectives (Fail To) Overlap: Rethinking the analysis of necessity to detect causal interdependencies among sustainable development goals in the Nordic bioeconomy strategy”

See the Working Papers page.

Immanuel Wallerstein, 1930-2019

Immanuel Wallerstein passed away on August 31, 2019 at the age of 88. As the founder of world-systems theory and author of hundreds of articles and commentaries and dozens of books, including his four-volume magnum opus, The Modern World-System, Wallerstein’s research exemplified the methodology of comparative analysis and was a cornerstone in the development of QCA.

Comparative Methods for Systemic Cross-Case Analysis