The inter-disciplinary Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) at the University of Aberdeen will offer two or more PhD studentships starting 2011-12. We welcome applicants from anthropology, cultural and literary studies, history, legal theory and socio-legal studies, philosophy, politics, religious studies, sociology and theology. The studentships will include full fees and may include partial maintenance.
Please note that applicants must have completed or be close to completing a postgraduate Masters degree.
Deadline for full consideration of applications for the 2010-11 studentships is 30 March.
The Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law aims to produce conversation across the social sciences and humanities on key concepts of the modern polity. Citizenship, civil society and rule of law are three such key concepts, all three of some pedigree but enjoying a new lease of life, prescribed by bodies such as IMF and United Nations, championed by social movements, and debated in the media and in academic research. We are also interested in related concepts such as democracy, human rights, multiculturalism and pluralism, as well as in the question of religion including how ‘religious’ is distinguished from ‘secular’.
Please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/cisrul for a description of the Centre’s mission, staff and activities, and for information about how to apply for the PhD studentships.