SNS announces 7 fully-funded PhD positions | Deadline: 21/8/2021

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The Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore is pleased to announce 7 fully-funded PhD positions.

Applications for the Doctoral Progamme in Political Science and sociology are now open.

Deadline for applications: 26 August 2021, h 23.59 (CET)

The PhD course in Political Science and Sociology of Scuola Normale Superiore is methodologically pluralist and multidisciplinary. Taught in English and truly international in student composition and faculty experience, it combines structured teaching with close, supportive supervision. The duration of the programme and its grant is four years. In the best European tradition, the programme brings together theoretical and empirical research, with attention to historical, institutional, and cultural specificities.

The main research areas are listed below. Prospective applicants are encouraged to consider the research interests specified by the Faculty in their personal web pages.

Democracy and social movements

This stream looks at social movements, civil society, participative democracy, political violence, new media from sociological and political science perspectives.

International political economy

This stream examines the transformations of capitalism, and in particular economic internationalization (globalization, Europeanisation, global industries, finance, migrations), changes in work and employment (digitalisation, industrial relations, new labour conflicts and inequalities) and the governance of these processes through policies, institutions and agency at multiple levels.

Comparative politics and society
This area focuses on the comparative understanding of political parties, interest groups, civil society and public opinion, with particular attention to new political actors and practices.

Despite its young age, the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences has already established an international reputation for academic excellence and world-class research. Besides the structured courses on methodological and substantive issues, the faculty offers a stimulating environment, with international conferences, specialist workshops, summer schools and guest lectures.

To apply for the Ph.D. courses at the Scuola Normale Superiore: