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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

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


Frontier of governance, The OECD and Global Public Management Reform
Palgrave-McMillan, 2012
Leslie Pal
The argumentative Turn Revisited : Public Policy as communicative Practice
Duke University Press, 2012
Frank Fischer, Herbert Gottweiss,
La fabrique politique des politiques publiques
Presses de Science Po, 2013
Philippe Zittoun
Routledge Handbook of Public Policy
Routledge, 2012
Eduardo Araral, Scott Fritzen, Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh, Xun Wu
Analysing Social Policy Concepts and Language
University of Chicago Press, 2014
Daniel Béland and Klaus Petersen (eds.)
A Theory of Governance
University of California Press, 2013
Mark Bevir
Governance of Addictions: European Public Policies
Oxford University Press, 2014
Tamyko Ysa, Joan Colom, Adrià Albareda, Anna Ramon, Marina Carrión, and Lidia Segura
Implementing Public Policy: An Introduction to the Study of Operational Governance (Third Edition)
SAGE Publications Ltd, 2014
Michael Hill and Peter Hupe
Social Insurance: America’s Neglected Heritage and Contested Future
CQ Press, 2013
Theodore R. Marmor, Jerry L. Mashaw and John Pakutka
The Politics of Marketising Asia
Palgrave Macmillan, June 2014
Toby Carroll and Darryl S.L. Jarvis (Eds.)
The Political Process of Policymaking
Palgrave Macmillan, June 2014
Philippe Zittoun
Comparative Policy Studies : Conceptual and Methodological Challenges
Palgrave Macmillan, May 2014
Isabelle Engeli and Christine Rothmayr Allison (Eds)
School Evaluation Policies and Educating States: Trends in Four European Countries
Peter Lang: Collection - Public Action, 2014
Hélène Buisson-Fenet and Xavier Pons
Avant-Garde Politician: Leaders for a New Epoch
Westphalia Press (April 17, 2014)
Yehezkel Dror
Food Security Governance: empowering communities, regulating corporations
Routledge, January 2015
Nora McKeon
Our Public Water Future: The global experience with remunicipalisation
Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU
Kishimoto, S., Lobina, E., Petitjean, O
Pursuing Horizontal Management: The Politics of Public Sector Coordination,
University of Kansas Press
B. Guy Peters
Varieties of Governance: Dynamics, Strategies, Capacities
Palgrave Macmillan, June 2015
Edited by Giliberto Capano, Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh
Agenda Dynamics in Spain
Palgrave Macmillan. 2015
Laura Chaqués Bonafont, Anna Palau and Frank R. BaumgartnerRetour ligne automatique
Advanced Introduction to Public Policy
Edward Elgar, 2015
B. Guy Peters
The International Handbook of Public Administration and Governance
Edward Elgar, 2015
Andrew Massey and Karen Johnston (Eds.)
The Tools of Policy Formulation
Edward Elgar, 2015
Andrew J. Jordan and John R. Turnpenny (Eds)
Politics of Representative Bureaucracy
Edward Elgar, 2015
B. Guy Peters
Handbook on Complexity and Public Policy
Edward Elgar, 2015
Robert Geyer and Paul Cairney
International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy
Edward Elgar, 2014
Sarah Harper and Kate Hamblin, with Jaco Hoffman, Kenneth Howse and George Leeson (Eds)
International Library of Policy Analysis
Policy Press
Iris Geva-May and Michael Howlett (Eds.)

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