The hope is that this agenda will lead to novel, but convincing and constructive, perspectives on issues like the role of theory of action in sociological theory, the micro-macro linkage, middle-range theories, and methodological individualism.
Another arena for mechanism-based thinking is case study research, where my aim is to articulate what we learn from case studies.
Finally, the mechanism-based thinking useful approach to thinking about how the social sciences are related to biological and cognitive sciences such as evolutionary biology, behavioral genetics, neurosciences, and cognitive science.
- Professor (Science and Technology Studies), Department of Social Research/Sociology, University of Helsinki
- Visiting Professor (Analytical Sociology), Institute for Analytical Sociology, Linköping University
- Deputy Director, Finnish Center for Excellence in the Philosophy of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki