The Technocratic actors as teachers of the rule of law - EU technical assistance, capacity-building and other pathways program from GEM Stones will focus on technocratic actors. This IRP will explore the EIJ as an external policy actor functioning as a 'teacher' of the rule of law at the international level and the capacity of its instruments to respond to mounting local dissensus in target countries.
It will explore such instruments as technical assistance, capacity-building and other socialisation pathways to promoting the rule of law mobilised by the EU. It will do this across two or three different regulatory areas (for example environment, finance, human rights, trade, labor right, intellectual property, etc.) where the EIJ acts as a relevant international actor on the world stage.
The IRP will involve a comparative analysis seeking to flesh out the general modalities, conditions and practices of the export of concepts and practices of rule of law.
The researcher should be in the first four years of their research careers at the time of recruitment and have not been awarded a doctoral degree so far.
Programme StructureGEM-DIAMOND’s overall research program will collectively tackle three shared knowledge gaps regarding contemporary strains on liberal democracy:
- Objective 1: Conceptualising the seemingly mounting dissensus surrounding liberal democracy.
- Objective 2: Unpacking the ambiguous role different actors can play as both champions and challengers of liberal democratic norms, values and practices.
- Objective 3: Assessing the impact of increased dissensus regarding liberal democracy on the policy instruments of the EU and its capacity to act in its internal and external policies.
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
As part of their application, candidates will be asked to submit a personal interpretation of the research project in the form a specific project proposal of 2-3 pages, including a research question, a theoretical framework, a methodological strategy, and a justification for the suggested empirical choices.Candidates must apply through the GEM-DIAMOND online application system,which will request the following information:
- A personal profile form (incl. CV overview)
- A scientific profile form (incl. ESR’s expression of interest, statement of motivation and personal interpretation of the research project)
- A full academic CV
- An academic record with scan of the degree qualifications
- A proof of language proficiency
- Two academic recommendation letters
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
4000€ Gross per month (48.000€ / year). This is a gross EU contribution to the salary cost of the researcher. The net salary will result from deducting all compulsory (employer/employee) social security contributions as well as direct taxes.
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