Offered by Durham University – Law School-2 PhD Studentships Dividing Political Power Among People(s)



European Research Council Project: €œDividing Political Power Among People(s): A New Federal Theory for the 21st Century

offered by Durham University – Law School

Closing Date: for applications: 15 June 2013

Salary: £13, 726 per annum

About the award

The Law School at Durham University is pleased to invite applications for two three-year doctoral studentship, fully funded (fees and maintenance grant of £13,726) as part of the ERC -funded project entitled “Dividing Political Power among People(s): A New Federal Theory for the 21st Century€. The project aims to explore international and national phenomena that have challenged the idea of the sovereign state, and will explore these developments through the lens of federal theory.

Eligibility

We are looking for candidates who are interested in pursuing doctoral research on a topic falling broadly into one of three thematic areas: (1) the United Kingdom and the “British Empire”; (2) American federalism – Old or New; or (3) German federalism – Old or New.  Applicants should be outstanding law graduates, with a particular interest in constitutional or comparative law. They must be able to work independently, but will equally be part of a research team lead by Professor Schütze.

 

Application Information

Applications must contain a CV, a short research proposal (3-4 pages), as well as one academic reference. They must be submitted by 15 June 2013 to:

Professor Robert Schuetze,

Durham Law School, Palatine Centre €“ Stockton Road, Durham DH1 3LE. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a brief (telephone) interview.

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Further Information

Durham Law School is one of the UK’s most distinguished and prestigious law schools, and one of its leading centres for legal research. The Law School was ranked 4th in the UK in the 2008.

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