The Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) is offering an inter-disciplinary 3-year PhD studentship to start in September 2013. The studentship will include full UK/Europe fees (overseas students will pay the difference of £7100) and partial maintenance. The holder will reside in Aberdeen during the 3 years (except for research trips). We welcome applicants from anthropology, business, cultural and literary studies, history, legal theory and socio-legal studies, philosophy, politics, religious studies, sociology and theology.
Founded in 2009, CISRUL aims to produce conversation across the social sciences and humanities on key concepts of the modern polity. Citizenship, civil society and rule of law are three such key concepts, all three of some pedigree but enjoying a new lease of life, prescribed by bodies such as IMF and United Nations, championed by social movements, and debated in the media and in academic research, although we are also interested in related notions such as democracy, human rights, multiculturalism and pluralism.
Note that applicants must hold or be close to completing a postgraduate Masters degree in a relevant field.
The deadline for full consideration of applications is Friday, 8 March 2013, although we may consider late applications.
Please view www.abdn.ac.uk/cisrul for further details. For enquiries, please contact Tracey Connon (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the first instance.
Applicants may also consider applying for a Comparative Statecraft and Constitutional Thought studentship. See http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cass/graduate/funding/research/02/
Director, Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law University of Aberdeen Aberdeen, UK
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