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Postgraduate Scholarship Position in Political Science

The doctoral candidate programme amounts to 240 credits (which is equivalent to four years of study full time). It formally ends with the doctoral candidate publicly defending his/her printed doctoral thesis.

The holder of a postgraduate position has as his/her primary obligation to successfully fulfil his/her third cycle education ending with a PhD degree. Regulations concerning appointment as a full time postgraduate student can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, 1-7 §§. The holder of a postgraduate position is expected to participate actively in the research and teaching environment of the Department. He/she will normally have to perform departmental duties, above all teaching, amounting to about 20 per cent of full time.

The Ph.D. candidate is expected to formulate his/her Ph.D thesis within the theme and general problematique of the project “Contested Administrations” (see below) and constructively contribute to the research group. The task of the Ph.D. candidate will mainly be to analyse the administrations in divided cities in post-conflict societies with an emphasis on the Western Balkans. The research will require fieldwork. The Ph.D. position is connected to the research project ”Contested Administrations: Conflict Resolution and the Improvement of Democracy” ( Visit Official Website )
Project leader is Associate Professor Annika Björkdahl. The project involves researchers at Lund University and Roskilde University. The Ph.D. candidate will be based at Lund University.

Eligibility

To be eligible for third cycle studies an applicant must
1. Have been awarded a second cycle degree
2. Have completed studies the equivalent of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 credits are at the second cycle level, or
3. Have acquired basically the same qualifications in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
Students that met the requirements for basic eligibility for third cycle studies before 1 July 2007, shall also be considered eligible for third cycle studies after the new regulations came into force, but only until the end of June 2015 in accordance with the following paragraph:The requirements for basic eligibility for third cycle studies are met by those who have completed first cycle education corresponding to at a minimum 180 higher education credits or acquired basically the same qualifications in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

The project analyses local governments’ and public administrations’ (in)ability to resolve conflicts. Divided Cities are positioned as an essential focus of analysis as this research project combines theories of Public Administration and Conflict Resolution. Six cities provide the empirical focus of the project: Jerusalem, Mitrovica, Mostar, Belfast, Köpenhamn och Malmö.

The project’s three aims are
1) to explore the role of public administrations in conflict resolution and conflict generation,
2) to generate new analytical concepts and develop a theoretical framework for understanding the role of public administrations in different democratic context,
3) and to subsequently advance a public administration toolbox for conflict resolution.

Application Deadline : February 15, 2012


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