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Courses Call for Applications: Deadline 31 March, 2016

Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences, Berlin, July 17 – 28, 2016

Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences


Linking Theory and Empirical Research
Berlin, July 17 – 28, 2016

We are delighted to announce the 6th Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences. The summer school aims at promoting young researchers by strengthening their methodological understanding in linking theory and empirical research. The two weeks’ program creates an excellent basis for the advancement of their current research designs.

In the first week we address the key methodological challenges of concept-building, causation/explanation and micro-macro-linkage that occur in almost all research efforts and strive for a clarification of the epistemological foundations underlying methodological paradigms. In the second week, these methodological considerations are applied to central empirical fields of research in political science, sociology, and their intersections with other disciplines. In this second part of the program participants are assigned to four thematic groups according to their own research topics. The thematic areas cover “External Governance, Europeanization, and Global Norms Diffusion”, “Citizenship, Migration and Social Inequalities", “Social Struggle and Globalization”, and “Democracy at the Crossroads”.

Graduate Program Call for Applications: Deadlines 15 March and 30 August, 2016

11 Fully funded 4-years PhD positions in Political Science and Sociology

11 Fully funded 4-years PhD positions in Political Science and Sociology
for the academic year 2016-2017

Joint programme Scuola Normale Superiore and University of Bologna
The programme focuses on the following three research areas:
1. Democracy and social movements;
2. Comparative/global public policy and international governance;
3. Comparative politics and society.

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Courses Call for Applications: Deadline 8 April 2016

International Summer School in Public Policy Padova, 18-23 July 2016

International Summer School in Public Policy
Padova, 18-23 July 2016

The Summer School is an initiative of the Standing Group Political Science and Public Policy of the Italian Association of Political Science (SISP), aimed to promote approaches and policy tools in the belief that they can improve institutional efficiency.

The 2016 edition will be held in Venice and Padova from 18 to 23 July. The Summer School will be hosted by the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies at the University of Padova in collaboration with the Regional Council of the Veneto Region.

Conference Call for Applications: Deadline 21 March, 2016

Spring School: Religion, Identity and Freedom of Conscience

SPRING SCHOOL
Religion, Identity and Freedom of Conscience
May 13 – 19, 2016
At the Higher School of Economics, Moscow
Venue: Voronovo Training Centre, Moscow Region
Working Language: English

The pressing faced by contemporary Europe include uneasy questions concerning ethnic and religious identity, which have been exasperated due to recent global unrest. The subject of human rights has never been more important than it is now, both on the European continent and worldwide. The burning question challenging the universality of Human Rights through the pretext of the religious identity and autonomy also needs to be examined in this context.

This course will focus on the protection of human rights in Europe, in particular the freedoms of assembly and expression, the idea of religious freedom and identity, and the fine line between cultural and religious freedom in the larger context of freedom of conscience. The course will examine in detail the convergence of various layers of identity with the Meta identity of citizenship in a given space both at the national and the global level



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