I am a researcher at the Max-Weber-Institute of Sociology in Heidelberg. (→ Read a short bio.)

Recent Work

  • “Comparative Nonprofit Sector Research: A Critical Assessment,” to appear in The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook, edited by Walter W. Powell, Particia Bromley. / Summary
  • “Civil society in times of change: shrinking, changing and expanding spaces and the need for new regulatory approaches,” Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal 13 (2019) 1--27. / Summary

Recent Writing

El Greco color palette for R

9 June 2020

I have created a small R package with color palettes from El Greco paintings. It’s available on Github: https://github.com/markushlang/elgreco





Spanish Flu Datasets

15 April 2020 I have bundled a few datasets mentioned in Alfred W. Crosby’s (2003) book “America’s Forgotten Pandemic” into an R package. In addition to Crosby’s data, I have also added data on non-pharmaceutical interventions by larger U.S. cities during the 1918 and 1919 outbreak from Howard Markel and colleagues. The spanishflu package can be used to create figures similar to current COVID-19 figures. This is a small example on how to do that:

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