Martin Neumann, PhD, has studied philosophy, mathematics, and social sciences at the University of Osnabrueck, Germany, and obtained a PhD in philosophy in 2002. Subsequently, he worked as lecturer for research methods and philosophy of social sciences at the Department of Social Science at the University of Osnabrueck. Later, he joined the EU-FP 6 framework project EMIL on simulating norm emergence, where he worked at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. He was assistant professor for sociological theory at RWTH Aachen University and undertook research at the EU-FP 7 project GLODERS, studying the global dynamics of extortion racket systems. Next he became Research Associate and Lecturer at the Jacobs University, Bremen.