POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

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POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Section “PhD positions and scholarships” integrated on 15/04/2019 Coordinator

Prof.ssa Daniela Giannetti Department of Political and social sciences Strada Maggiore 45 - Bologna [email protected]

Starting date of the PhD Programme

01/11/2019

Duration

4 calendar years

Language of the PhD Programme

English

Mandatory stay abroad

Yes (3 months minimum)

Research topics Curricula

Research topics

1. Political Sciences

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Political Theory Authoritarian regimes Democratic regimes Democratic Transitions Parties and party systems Electoral competition Electoral participation Political culture Comparative political institutions EU policies and institutions Public policy.

2. International Studies

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International Political Economy International security Strategic studies War and politics Cooperation and conflict in international politics International organizations Technological innovation and international relations Theories of international politics Africa Americas Asia Eastern Europe Balkans

3. Sociology

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General Sociology Sociology of cultural processes Communication Trust and social capital Social Media Digital society Migration phenomena Crime and deviance Religion and society Sociology of Work

PhD positions and scholarships Position n.

Financial support

Description

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PhD Scholarship

Totally funded by the University of Bologna general budget

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PhD Scholarship

Totally funded by the University of Bologna general budget

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PhD Scholarship

Totally funded by the University of Bologna general budget

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PhD Scholarship

Totally funded by the University of Bologna general budget

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PhD Scholarship

Totally funded by the University of Bologna general budget

Challenges and solutions to the crisis of representative democracy

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PhD Scholarship

financed in full by MIUR under the

Challenges to representative

Positions linked to research subjects

"Departments of Excellence" initiative

democracy; Geopolitical changes; Social change

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PhD Scholarship

financed in full by MIUR under the "Departments of Excellence" initiative

Challenges to representative democracy; Geopolitical changes; Social change

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PhD Scholarship

financed in full by MIUR under the "Departments of Excellence" initiative

Challenges to representative democracy; Geopolitical changes; Social change

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Inter-sectoral doctorate

position reserved for employees of the Municipality of Bologna

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Inter-sectoral doctorate

position reserved for employees of the Università degli Studi di Trieste

PhD Scholarship

Financed by the Department of Political and social sciences within the European Project ERC Starting Grant BIT-ACT: “Bottom-up initiatives and anti-corruption technologies: how citizens use ICTs to fight corruption” (GA 802362 - BIT - ACT - ERC-2018-STG).

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Digital media against corruption and to increase transparency. Comparing the experiences of Italian and Spanish civil society organizations

Positions linked to specific research subjects: during the oral test, applicants may express to the Admission board their interest in one or more positions linked to specific research subjects. Considering the expressions of interest above, the Admission Board shall express its view on the suitability of the interested applicants, taking into account their specific skills, experience and aptitude. The positions with scholarship linked to specific research subjects will be awarded on the basis of the eligibility stated by the Admission Board. Should this positions remain vacant, eligible applicants from the general ranking list may be contacted. Admission requirements Please, see art. 2 of the Call for applications Mandatory documents to be attached to the application Please, see art. 3 of the Call for applications Further qualifications that may be attached to the application, if in possession of the applicant (only qualifications attested by documents drawn up in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish shall be considered as valid and assessed by the Admission Board) -

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No more than 2 reference letters signed by Italian and international academics and professionals in the research field, which do not form part of the Admission Board, attesting the suitability of the applicant and his/her interest for the scientific research. Please, note that the above letters cannot be uploaded by applicants. When filling the online application form on http://studenti.unibo.it, applicants will be only allowed to provide the email accounts of the requested academic/professional. The latter shall receive an email from the University of Bologna providing for the instructions for uploading. Only letters in pdf format submitted before the expiry date and time of the Call shall be accepted. Multi-annual research project, with special emphasis on the activities to be completed during the first-year course. The proposal must meet the following requirements: o It must indicate in the cover page the Curriculum of the PhD Programme for which the applicant is applying, covering the research project proposal o It must include: the state of the art; description of the project; expected results. Motivational letter. This must include the reasons prompting the applicant to attend the PhD Programme and those relevant experiences and research interests, that make the applicant suitable for the specific PhD Programme (3000 characters maximum, including spaces). Please, note that the letter must specify the chosen research area (Political science, International Relations, Area Studies, Political Theory, Sociology). List of the publications (monographs, articles published on scientific journals, volume chapters). List of the minor publications (conference papers, etc.). Professional Master courses completed in Italy (1st or 2nd level) relevant to the PhD Programme. Postgraduate vocational training programmes/specialization programmes relevant to the PhD Programme. Documents attesting the knowledge of foreign languages Study periods completed by students outside their countries of origin (e.g. Erasmus programme or other similar mobility programmes). Other qualifications attesting the suitability of the applicants (scholarships, prizes, etc).

Admission exams (art. 4 of the call for applications)

Examination type

Schedule (please, note that applicants Examination results publication (please, note that applicants shall not receive any shall not receive any communication concerning the publication communication of results) concerning the exams schedule)

Qualifications and research

Non-presential.

The results of the qualifications and research project evaluation

project evaluation

shall be available online starting from the 31/05/2019 at the page http://studenti.unibo.it (please, select: (please, select “summary of the requests in progress” - “see detail” and open the pdf file “risultati valutazione titoli e progetto”)

Date

Oral examination

12/06/2019 In case that the oral examination cannot be completed in one day due to the large number of applicants, the oral exam schedule shall be made available at the webpage http://studenti.unibo.it together with the results of the qualifications and research project evaluation

The results of the oral examination shall be available on the webpage http://studenti.unibo.it starting from 28/06/2019 (please, select “summary of the requests in progress” - “see detail” and open Bologna – Via dei Bersaglieri the pdf file “risultati prova orale”)

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Dip. di Scienze Politiche e Sociali Aula Romei

Time

9 a.m.

Applicants can ask to take the exam remotely using Skype. For further details please refer to the relevant provision laid down in art. 4 of the Call for applications. Evaluation criteria Points will be allocated to applications out of a total of 100 on the basis of the following weighting: 1. Qualifications and research project - Minimum for admission to the oral exam: 30 points - Maximum: 50 points Only qualifications relating to the last 5 calendar years prior to the calendar year of publication of the Call for applications shall be taken into consideration, with the exception of the University Degree (Diploma di laurea). Please, note that qualifications must be consistent with the PhD Programme. Points relating to qualifications shall be allocated on the basis of the following criteria: - Publications: max 2 points - Reference letters: max 10 points - Motivation letter: max 10 points - Foreign languages and/or study periods completed by students outside their countries of origin: max 4 points - Professional Master courses completed in Italy (1st or 2nd level) and postgraduate vocational training programmes/specialization programmes relevant to the PhD Programme: max 2 points - Other qualifications: max 2 points Points relating to the research project shall be allocated on the basis of the following criteria: - scientific value and ground-breaking nature of the proposal: max 10 points - description and structure of the proposal: max 10 points 2. Oral examination - Minimum for inclusion in the final ranking list :30 points - Maximum: 50 points Oral examination includes the presentation of the research project and is intended to assess the suitability of the applicant to pursue scientific research as well as the general knowledge of issues connected to the PhD Programme. The oral examination is carried out in English. Points relating to the oral examination shall be allocated on the basis of the following criteria: - knowledge of the English language: max 10 points - research project presentation: max 20 points - general knowledge of issues connected to the PhD Programme: max 20 points Possible evaluation sub-criteria will be available on the Unibo website, selecting the relevant PhD Programme  “PhD programme information” at the bottom of the page in the section “Notices”. Final ranking list and enrolment (arts.6 and 7 of the call for applications) After the publication of the results of the oral exam, the final ranking list will be available on the Unibo website, selecting the relevant PhD Programme  “PhD programme information” at the bottom of the page in the section “Notices”. Following the publication of the final ranking list, successful applicants must enrol on http://studenti.unibo.it by the deadline indicated on the Unibo website, selecting the relevant PhD Programme  “PhD programme information”.