|Amsterdam - Netherlands
|UK Students, EU Students, International Students
|€2,770 to €3,539 or £2,409.33 to £3,078.21 (converted salary*) gross per month
|1st February 2024
|31st March 2024
The Amsterdam School for Regional and Transnational and European Studies (ARTES), a research school of the University of Amsterdam, invites applications for a fully-funded 4-year PhD position. The position is funded by a starting grant from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands led by political geographer Dr. Andrew Telford.
You will be working on a research project which explores the ways in which the EU’s climate policies, especially policies that are a part of the EU Green Deal introduced in 2019, are politically contested in subnational regional contexts in the European Union. In particular, the project will investigate the ways in which EU climate policy is contested at local, subnational levels: which political narratives are constructed and contested in debates about EU climate policy at subnational local scales? How do these contestations tie into debates about green ‘backlash’ and right-wing ‘populist’ responses to EU climate policy? You will formulate your own research proposal as part of your application for the PhD fellowship and this must focus on one particular EU policy area and its local contestation in one or two subnational regional contexts. Potential policy areas include, but are not limited to: phase-out of coal and other fossil fuels in the EU, just transition policies in the EU, EU agricultural and food security policy reforms, and EU energy and heating policies.
What do you have to offer?
First and foremost we are looking for candidates who are passionate about climate change politics and the implications of EU climate policies in particular. You will be intellectually curious and politically driven in the context of climate politics in Europe, particularly the ways in which climate policies are contested at different geographical scales (from the local to the international)
Your experience and profile
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