Prof. Gary Goertz

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Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Former Visiting Researcher of the Research Unit


Gary Goertz, professor at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, was a guest of the WZB unit Global Government from July until mid-August in 2014. His research focuses on international conflict, conflict management, and peace, at the time working on the Causes of Peace project, which explores the rise of peace in the international system. During his stay, he worked on his book on the evolution of regional economic institutions and their involvement in conflict management. He also collaborated with the project group Contested World Orders, as well as providing feedback on its international authority database.

Selected Publications

A Tale of Two Cultures: Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences (with Jim Mahoney), 2012, Princeton: Princeton University Press. Publisher Ranking: 2 Politics, Gender, and Concepts: Theory and Methodology, (co-edited with Amy Mazur), 2008 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Explaining War and Peace: Case Studies and Necessary Condition Counterfactuals, (co-edited with Jack Levy), 2007 New York: Routledge. Honorable Mention for the 2008 Giovanni Sartori Book Prize of the Qualitative Methods Section of APSA.

‘Causal Complexity and Qualitative Methods’ guest editor of special issue of Political Analysis, 2006 14(3).

War and Peace in International Rivalry, (with Paul Diehl), 2000, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Territorial Changes and International Conflict, (with Paul Diehl), 1992, issued as an eBook 2002, London: Routledge.