BSS 2017


Dates: July 16-27, 2017


Lecturers of the Berlin Summer School 2017 included:


First Week Lecturers in the Thematic Areas:


Epistemological Foundations of Methodological Paradigms:

Wendy Olsen, University of Manchester

Sanjay Reddy, The New School for Social Research


Causation and Explanation in the Social Sciences:

Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University

Hendrik Wagenaar, University of Sheffield


Concepts as Building Blocks of Theories:

Donatella Della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore

Gary Goertz, University of Notre Dame


Linking Micro and Macro Perspectives:

Saskia Sassen, Columbia University

Dorothee Bohle, European University Institute


Keynote on Politics of Methodologies (more info): 

Gary Goertz, University of Notre Dame




Second Week Lecturers in the Thematic Panels:


1. External Governance, Interregionalism, and Domestic Change

Konstantin Vössing (HU-Berlin), Tine Hanrieder (WZB), Matthew D. Stephen (WZB), and

Henriette Müller (NYU Abu Dhabi)

Moderator: Maryna Shevtsova (BGSS)


2. Citizenship, Migration, and Identities

Jan Delhey (OVGU-University Magdeburg), Susanne Veit (WZB), Łukasz Krzyżowski (HU-Berlin), and

Ruth Ditlmann (WZB)

Moderator: Leandro Aramburu (BGSS)


3. Social Struggle and Globalization

Ina Kerner (Centre for Global Cooperation Research), Sabrina Zajak (RUB-Ruhr University Bochum), 

Peter Ullrich (TU-Berlin), and Matthew D. Stephen (WZB)

Moderator: Christoph Sorg (BGSS)


4. Democracy at the Crossroads

Bernhard Weßels (WZB/HU-Berlin), Johannes Gerschewski (HU-Berlin), Nadja Douglas (ZOIS-Centre for

East European and International Studies), and Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (Hertie School of Governance)

Moderators: Philippe Joly (BGSS) and Marcus Spittler (WZB)