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[ecrea] Call for application to PhD positions in POLITICAL SCIENCE & SOCIOLOGY for the academic year 2016-2017 (Scuola Normale Superiore and University of Bologna)

Tue Feb 09 22:10:59 GMT 2016

Up to 11 fully funded PhD positions in POLITICAL SCIENCE and SOCIOLOGY
(Scuola Normale Superiore and University of Bologna) for the academic
year 2016-2017


POLITICAL COMMUNICATION is one of the main focus of attention of the
programme and cross-cuts the following research areas:

1.    DEMOCRACY AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS. In this area, sociological and
political science competences converge around political sociology, which
bridges the two disciplines through its main focus on the reciprocal
influence of political and social transformations. Social movements,
civil society, participative democracy, political violence, new media
and conflicts are the main concepts addressed in the teaching and
research activities. In the best European tradition, the methodological
approach will be sensitive to the historical, institutional and cultural
specificities, but also oriented to the development of theory.

This area addresses, in an innovative way, themes such as the
comparative analysis of public policies; the global dimension of public
policies; the multilevel governance of public policies, that is the
structural and processual characteristics that influence how public
policies are decided and implemented in multilevel institutional
processes (from the sub-national to the national, and from the
supra-national to the international ones, with due attention to the
European Union); the structure of regimes and dynamics of international
politics (not only foreign policy and defence, but also migration
policies, social policies, public health policies, educational policies,
energies policies and policies of economic development).

3.    COMPARATIVE POLITICS AND SOCIETY. This area is oriented towards
the comparative analysis of some main politico-institutional processes,
focusing on the interactions between political parties, interest groups,
civil society and the public opinion. The classical comparative
analysis, based on cross-national comparison, is backed up by the study
of processes that are territorially multilevel, such as Europeanization
and globalization, in the political, but also economic, social, and
cultural spheres.

-    The grant is of FOUR YEARS.

-    FULL COVERAGE of research expenses (conferences, summer schools,
research periods abroad) is provided.

-    The Faculty is EXCLUSIVELY DEVOTED to PhD teaching and supervision

-    The activities will be held at the seat of FLORENCE of the Scuola
Normale Superiore (Institute of Human and Social Sciences).

For further information visit:

- 15 March 2016 (for the spring session)
- 30 August 2016 (for the autumn session)
Lorenzo Mosca
Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences
Palazzo Strozzi

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