We are looking for a PhD researcher on the topic "Contesting national sovereignty? Transnational civil society activism and EU external action against deforestation"Do you enjoy:
- Being part of a vibrant research community and of an international research project
- Participating in academic exchanges
Then the job of PhD researcher for the project GEM DIAMOND at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is perfect for you as a Master of Political or Social Sciences or research masterWhat are you going to do
This 3-year-long doctoral fellowship is offered as part of a specific collective project within a multiannual international research effort on G
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ultilateralism (GEM). This project, coordinated by the Institut d'études européennes (IEE) at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), will assess the EU's capacity to act given the challenges facing D
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GEM-DIAMOND is a Marie Skłodowska Curie Action - Doctoral Network (MSCA-DN) involving 7 European and 4 international degree-awarding Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) alongside 6 well-established non-academic institutions. The project will hire and train 16 doctoral fellows to help address knowledge gaps associated with the growing normative tensions undermining multilateral and democratic practice. Four of the 16 doctoral fellows will be based at the University of Amsterdam, three of whom at the Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty.
The goal of the research project (ESR9 within working package 3, Internal contestation and its impact on the EU
) is to develop a detailed analysis of a given case study elucidating the processes by which contestation regarding liberal democracy shapes the EU's capacity to act. Your specific project will be entitled Contesting national sovereignty? Transnational civil society activism and EU external action against deforestation
and is in the fields of international relations and European Studies.
Within the three years allocated to the project you will execute your PhD research in close collaboration with the other Amsterdam project team members at the Faculty of Social Sciences and during two extended research stays at the LUISS and at Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS). Your research project will be supervised by Professor Jonathan Zeitlin (UvA) and Professor Thomas Christiansen (LUISS) and mentored by Dr Vasileios Rizos (CEPS). It will lead to completion and publication of a PhD dissertation and a joint doctorate from the Universities of Amsterdam and LUISS. You will participate in all collective research and training activities and submit to the program's regular joint evaluations. For further information on the research project and the tasks associated with it, see www.gem-diamond.eu