Дослідницька програма з політології
Аспіранти та дослідники зі ступенем можуть подаватися на 5-місячну дослідницьку програму в університеті Тарту.
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The University of Tartu (Estonia) announces a call for doctoral candidates and PhD-holding academics for a five-month fellowship at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, supported by the Eurasia Program of the Open Society Foundations.
The fellowship program focuses on political and societal transition in Eurasia and Eastern Europe in a comparative perspective.
The call is addressed to the citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
The purpose of the fellowship program is to enable scholars from the above-mentioned countries to develop analytical and research skills and build international networks by participating in a five-month resident fellowship program at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu.
FELLOWSHIP PERIOD: August 15, 2017– January 15, 2018
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: May 4, 2017
The fellowship programme focuses on political and societal transition in Eurasia and Eastern Europe in a comparative perspective. Post-communist transformation processes in the region have produced a variety of political outcomes, ranging from dictatorships to hybrid regimes to consolidated democracies. The record on governance and quality of public institutions is equally mixed: while some countries are plagued by endemic corruption and inefficient governance, others have succeeded in building accountable, open and innovative public institutions. The region remains dynamic, as authoritarian regimes face public demands for democratic change, greater accountability and better performance – and sometimes react by further constraining dissent. In countries that have succeeded in building well-functioning democratic institutions, backsliding remains a possibility, as democratic institutions face economic pressures and are challenged by populists promising simple solutions to complex problems. Finally, transformation processes in Eurasia and Eastern Europe continue to unfold in a complex international environment, and are influenced by external actors pursuing different – and often competing — interests and agendas.
The fellowship programme is premised on the idea that there are valuable lessons to be learned from a comparative analysis of political and societal transition in Eurasia and Eastern Europe, and that such analysis has the potential to lead to better policies and positive change. We invite doctoral candidates and young scholars to propose research projects relevant to this general theme. Specific sub-topics on which the host institution is prepared to provide research supervision include:
- Democracy, democratization, elections, civic participation;
- State- and nation-building, governance, political institutions;
- E-governance, e-society, e-services, e-voting;
- Ethnic diversity, minority politics and policies;
- Political memory, memory politics, transitional justice;
- Identity, values, public opinion;
- European integration, including the Eastern partnership; other regional integration projects and initiatives;
- International relations and regional security.
Please address any questions about the programme or the application process to firstname.lastname@example.org