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Political Concepts in the World

Objective

The POLITICO PhD programme will build on the success of the interdisciplinary training provided by the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and the Rule of Law (CISRUL), which specializes in the global application of political ideas.

2 cohorts of 6 high-quality international ESRs will propose and develop their own research projects around the theme of how political concepts are deployed in the world. POLITICO ESRs will ask how, and with what consequences, policy institutes, social movements and media commentators invoke such ideas such as ‘nation’, ‘democracy’ and ‘civil society’. POLITICO will reach beyond the West to locate political ideas in South, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, South and East Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Selection will be via an open, transparent, merit-based, impartial, equitable and internationally advertised process, which will take special care to allow free choice of research projects. With POLITICO’s inter-disciplinary supervision and inter-sectoral training, the ESRs will build careers not only in state-of-the-art research, but also in incisive policy design, social movement leadership, and influential media commentary. In these careers, the researchers will apply their acute awareness of how political concepts vary across contexts and are invoked in political action.

To further develop the ESRs’ inter-disciplinary expertise, and to provide opportunities to present research and engage in debate, CISRUL will host a full series of seminars, workshops and conferences, all co-designed with ESRs and on topics that cross-cut POLITICO themes.

POLITICO ESRs will be supported by 23 internationally-recognised partner organisations, committed to providing specific training to researchers across the POLITICO project themes. 6 of the partners are leading policy institutes that will provide inter-sectoral training to include the writing of policy briefs, expected of all ESRs.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-COFUND-2016
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 941 760

Partners (23)

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY
India
Address
New Mehrauli Road
110 067 New Delhi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA
Spain
Address
Avda Cervantes, Num. 2
29016 Malaga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EOTVOS LORAND TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Egyetem Ter 1-3
1053 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROYAL UNITED SERVICES INSTITUTE FOR DEFENCE AND SECURITY STUDIES
United Kingdom
Address
Whitehall Rusi
SW1A 2ET London
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
Canada
Address
Administration Building Room 202
R3T 2N2 Manitoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Centrum Badan Historycznych Polskiej Akademii Nauk w Berlinie
Poland
Address
Majakowskiring 47
Berlin 10587
Activity type
Other
AMSTERDAM UNIVERSITY PRESS BV
Netherlands
Address
Herengracht 221
1016 BG Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Canada
Address
Kings College Circle 27
M5S 1A1 Toronto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON
Spain
Address
Avenida Vicent Sos Baynat S/n
12006 Castellon De La Plana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAT HALLE-WITTENBERG
Germany
Address
Universitatsplatz 10
6108 Halle
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
Canada
Address
550 Cumberland Street (246-Ovpr)
K1N 6N5 Ottawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES
France
Address
54 Bd Raspail
75270 Paris 6
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Blackfriars Road 203
SE1 8NJ London
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Education Scotland
United Kingdom
Address
Almondvale Way
EH546GA Livongston
Activity type
Other
ISTITUTO PER GLI STUDI DI POLITICA INTERNAZIONALE
Italy
Address
Via Clerici 5
20121 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
The Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Sweden
Address

Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)