|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||Fees + Stipend (will reflect the published UKRI rate)|
|Hours:||Full Time, Part Time|
|Placed On:||28th November 2022|
|Closes:||12th January 2023|
Climate change has prompted a global surge in environmental activism (Fisher 2019; Wahlström et al. 2019). Responding to such protests, many national governments have been conspicuously eager to engage with activists like Greta Thunberg to set carbon emission reduction targets. Additionally, such protests also transformed international conversations at important UN climate negotiations in the run-up to the 2021 COP26 Climate Conference (Henn, Sloam and Nunes 2021).
Although such climate-focused citizen/elite engagement is evident at national and international levels, there is an absence of empirical evidence of local level interactions between individual citizens and powerholders. The proposed research aims to deliver an ‘impact’ project that will be co-produced with British local authorities that strengthens citizens’ role in designing local policies to combat climate change. It will build on recent research conducted by Professor Matt Henn, the lead supervisor, that considers how to engage citizens in climate-related local policymaking so that they feel they have influence over the policy process and become part of the solution to the climate crisis (Henn and Arya 2021).
We invite candidates to develop a research proposal that reflects their own strengths and interests within the context of the following project aims:
It is expected that the successful candidate will:
The nature of the research is such that either quantitative or qualitative methods, or a combination of different approaches (online or in-person), will be possible. As part of their research proposal, applicants are asked to prepare a fully justified research design section that outlines proposed methods of data collection to capture lay participants’ lived experience of these processes.
The supervisory Team:
External supervisor - Chris Common
Fees + Stipend (will reflect the published UKRI rate)
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