Peter Holtz, Henrik Dobewall, and myself have a new paper out. It is titled "Cross-Cultural Psychology and the Rise of Academic Capitalism: Linguistic Changes in CCR and JCCP Articels, 1970-2014" and now published online first at the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology (free open access preprint available here).
The paper shows that during the last decades, scholars in the field of cross-cultural psychology have become more likely to use positive words such as “innovative,” “novel,” and “unprecedented,” to report findings that are only marginally significant, to draw on more complicated language in their articles, and to argue that "more research is needed". We interpret these linguistic changes as self-marketing strategies used to survive in the increasingly competitive climate of academic capitalism.
On Monday, 19 June 2017, I submitted my PhD thesis Mapping the Transnational World: Towards A Comparative Sociology of Regional Integration to the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences. It will be reviewed by Jan Delhey, Steffen Mau, and Jürgen Gerhards. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to access the dissertation.
"On the Europeanization of Actions and Attitudes: A Macrosociological Comparison of the EU Member States", a paper co-authored with Jan Delhey, has been published (in German) at Berliner Journal für Soziologie in a special issue on Horizontal Europeanization edited by Christian Lahusen and Susanne Pernicka.