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04Oct

Fixed term lectureship in EU politics at University of Leicester

Fixed term lectureship in EU politics at University of Leicester

We have a vacancy at the University of Leicester for a five-month lectureship with teaching mainly, although not exclusively, focused on European Union politics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. More details can be found on the University of Leicester's website here: http://ig5.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_UniversityOfLeicester01.asp?newms=jj&id=89284&aid=14178

and there is a link via jobs.ac.uk here: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AJS184/lecturer-in-politics-fixed-term/.

The lectureship begins on 26 January 2015 and the closing date for applications is 23 October 2014.

Any informal inquiries should be addressed to Rick Whitaker: richard.whitaker@leicester.ac.uk.

01Oct

New research project: “PATHWAYS TO POWER: THE POLITICAL REPRESENTATION OF CITIZENS OF IMMIGRANT ORIGIN IN SEVEN EUROPEAN DEMOCRACIES”

New research project: “PATHWAYS TO POWER: THE POLITICAL REPRESENTATION OF CITIZENS OF IMMIGRANT ORIGIN IN SEVEN EUROPEAN DEMOCRACIES” — a cooperative international endeavor on the political representation of citizens of immigrant origin in seven European democracies (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and UK).

Website: http://pathways.eu/

PATHWAYS project seeks to advance knowledge on descriptive representation of citizens of immigrant origin at the national and regional levels over a twenty year period. Additionally, the project adds an innovative dimension by examining substantive representation of citizens of immigrant origin at the national level.

PATHWAYS team includes over 20 scholars, working in several participant institutions, led by the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), University of Bamberg (Germany), University of Leicester (United Kingdom), and SciencesPo (France).

The project is funded by British ESRC, the Dutch NWO, the French ANR, and the German DFG, under the Open Research Area (ORA+) scheme. The principal investigators are Prof. Manlio Cinalli (SciencesPo), Prof. Laura Morales (Leicester), Prof. Thomas Saalfeld (Bamberg), and Prof. Jean Tillie (Netherlands).

Twitter PATHWAYS Project UK: @PathwaysProjUK

24Sep

Global Constitutionalism 3(3) out now

Global Constitutionalism 3(3) out now

You can access the current issue via the following link:

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=GCN&tab=currentissue

17Sep

Two Junior Research Fellowships at the Carlos III-Juan March Institute, Spain

Two Junior Research Fellowships at the Carlos III-Juan March Institute, Spain

http://www.march.es/ceacs/convocatorias/?l=2

The Carlos III-Juan March Institute (IC3JM) in Madrid invites annual applications for postdoc research fellowships in the Social Sciences. This year the IC3JM is offering two junior research positions in the field of political science, one for three years, the other for one year.

The Institute seeks candidates working in comparative politics, political economy or international relations, although it is open to consider other subfields in the discipline.

Candidates must have obtained a PhD degree after 1st January 2012 and before 1st September 2015, the date on which the employment contract commences.

Junior research fellows are expected to teach (in English) one undergraduate course during the academic year. Salary will be € 42,000 per year. In addition, there is an annual research fund of € 2,500 for research expenses (conferences, fieldwork, etc.).

Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, at least one sample of academic work, and at least two letters of reference. The cover letter should specify whether the applicant is interested in the three-year position, in the one-year position, or in both (in this case, the options should be ranked).

Applications should be sent by e-mail to Magdalena Nebreda (secretaria@march.uc3m.es) before November 7th.

Reference letters should be sent separately to the same e-mail address.

16Sep

Job Vacancy: PhD Position in EU Research Project, University of Salzburg

Job Vacancy: PhD Position in EU Research Project, University of Salzburg

Deadline: 8 October 2014

http://bit.ly/XnsVAF

13Sep

Scotland and the EU: Comment by CARLOS CLOSA

Analysis: Scotland and the EU. Comment by CARLOS CLOSA, chair of IPSA RC3

http://www.verfassungsblog.de/en/scotland-eu-comment-carlos-closa/#.VBPVvGNsPSh

09Sep

International Political Science Review (IPSR) - Volume 35, Number 4, September 2014

News - International Political Science Review (IPSR) - Volume 35, Number 4, September 2014

In this issue:

Numerical and policy representation on the international stage: Women foreign policy leaders in Western industrialised systems Sylvia Bashevkin

The dynamics of within-regime stability: Party tenure and economic performance Steven Hall and Misa Nishikawa

Decentralisation and political participation: An empirical analysis in Western and Eastern Europe Nicholas Spina

A cross-national analysis of the guarantees of rights Udi Sommer and Victor Asal

Bringing the military back in: The politicisation of the military and its effect on democratic consolidation Rollin F. Tusalem http://www.ipsa.org/publications/ipsr/volume-35-number-4-september-2014

09Sep

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Economic Governance, University of Oxford

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Economic Governance University of Oxford

The Global Economic Governance Programme (GEG), a research group co-hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Economic Governance. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be an independent researcher in the early stages of his or her career and who wishes and is able to undertake research that has the potential to have an impact on public policy. She or he will work closely with Professor Ngaire Woods (Director of the Global Economic Governance Programme), Dr Emily Jones (Deputy Director) and other senior researchers affiliated with the Programme.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 1 October 2014.

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AJO136/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-global-economic-governance/

09Sep

Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships, European University Institute

Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships, European University Institute

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) offers one-year Jean Monnet Fellowships (renewable for one more year) to scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. 1 September 2015 for the academic year 2015/16. The Fellowship programme is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre. We invite you to become part of a lively and creative academic community. The Centre offers up to 20 Fellowships a year.

The annual deadline for applications is 25 October .

http://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/Fellowships/JeanMonnetFellowships/Index.aspx

06Sep

IPSA RC3 Facebook account

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that we have inaugurated a Facebook account for the International Political Science Association (IPSA) Research Committee on European Unification (IPSA RC3): https://www.facebook.com/pages/IPSA-RC3-European-Unification/1508340372717640

Any news relevant for RC03 (such as announcements of publications, forthcoming congresses, conferences, seminars) will be much appreciated. Thank you!

06Sep

New Research project on 'Constitutional Change Through Euro-Crisis Law', EUI Law Department

'Constitutional Change Through Euro-Crisis Law' Project

New Project Website: http://eurocrisislaw.eui.eu/

The project, run by the EUI Law Department and funded by the EUI Research Council (2013-2015), aims to analyze the constitutional implications of Euro-crisis law in the legal system of the 28 Member States. The website collects national reports based on a standard questionnaire and on a wider range of sources, including minutes of parliamentary debates, national laws ratifying and implementing Euro-Crisis law, and case-law of national constitutional or supreme courts, so as to focus on ten main topics:

I. Political context

II. Budgetary Process

III. Changes to Constitutional Law

IV. Early Emergency Funding (including EFSF)

V. 136(3) TFEU

VI. Euro Plus Pact

VII. Six-Pack

VIII. ESM Treaty

IX. Fiscal Compact

X. Financial Support

06Sep

24th World Congress of Political Science 2016

IPSA is proud to announce the theme of the next World Congress of Political Science, which will be held in Istanbul (Turkey) from July 23rd to 28th, 2016.

Congress theme: ¨Politics in a World of Inequality¨

Stay tuned for future information on the call for papers, important dates and registration!

For further information regarding the 24th World Congress of Political Science 2016, please visit: https://www.ipsa.org/news/news/24th-world-congress-political-science-2016

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