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: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/177227/postdoctoral-fellowship-in-causal-modeling
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: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/nat_resour_manag_confl_sus_transform
Carsten Schneider (Central European University) has won the David Collier Mid-Career Achievement Award by the Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA). Congratulations!
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 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.
Claude Rubinson (Univ of Houston-Downtown), Lasse Gerrits (Univ of Bamberg), Roel Rutten (Tilburg Univ), and Thomas Greckhamer (Lousiana State Univ) have produced a pedagogical piece “Avoiding Common Errors in QCA: A Short Guide for New Practioners,” available on the Community Resources page of the COMPASSS website.
Lasse Cronqvist has published Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). Eine Einführung mit TOSMANA und dem QCA Add-In (Rainer Hampp Verlag 2019). The textbook is aimed at readers with no previous knowledge of QCA and presents the basics of the methodology in a compact form. The descriptions are mainly application-oriented and combines the description of QCA with the application with TOSMANA and the QCA Add-in for Excel.
Eva Thomann (University of Exeter) has been awarded the 2019 best book award of the International Public Policy Association for Customized Implementation of European Union Food Safety Policy: United in Diversity? (Palgrave Macmillan). Her monograph on customized implementations of food safety policy uses fsQCA and explanatory typologies in a comparative case study design. Congratulations Eva!