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CfA Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences 2020

Linking Theory and Empirical Research

When: July 20 – 30, 2020

Where: Berlin, Germany

Who: Ann Swidler, David Stark, Donatella della Porta, Felix Berenskoetter, Hendrik Wagenaar and Vera Troeger

Venue: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

We are delighted to announce the 10th edition of the Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences. The summer school aims at supporting young researchers by strengthening their ability in linking theory and empirical research. The two-week program creates an excellent basis for the development of their current research designs.

In the first week, we address the key methodological challenges of concept-building, causation/explanation, and micro-macro linkage that occur in almost all research efforts. We strive for a clarification of the epistemological foundations underlying methodological paradigms. In the second week, these methodological considerations are applied to central empirical fields of research in political science, sociology, and other related disciplines. In this second part of the program, participants are assigned to four thematic groups according to their own research topic. The thematic areas covered are: “Global Governance & International Relations”, “Citizenship, Migration, and Identities”, “Social Struggle and Globalization”, and “Democracy at the Crossroads” […]