Early Stage Researchers (ESRs)
PLATO's 15 PhD researchers have been recruited by the project's nine university partners and are enrolled at local PhD programmes across Europe.
PhD project: European Union administration of border controls: a mixed-method investigation of implications for legitimacy
PhD project: The bureaucracy of asylum seekers in multi-level governance
PhD project: Inter-institutional conflicts in the European Union and their impact on national reforms and citizens’ perceptions
PhD project: A transnational judicialization of the Eurozone crisis? The politics of courts and law in EU’s economic governance since 2010
PhD project: The creation of the banking union: how to explain the delegations of power to the EU in the wake of the financial crisis?
PhD project: The legitimacy crisis as a constraint on policy-making: the case of the EU Emissions Trading System
PhD project: Balancing democratic legitimacy and efficiency in the European Semester: does parliamentary involvement make a difference?
PhD project: New understanding of corruption and EU legitimacy
PhD project: Popular understandings of the legitimacy of the EU response to the financial crisis
PhD project: Trusted or distrusted EU? The impact of variations in the vertical distribution of competences and economic conditions on citizens' trust in the EU
PhD project: Multi-level political identifications in the EU: the impact of a decade of crisis on socio-affective structures
PhD project: Interest group involvement in the realm of the European Supervision Authorities
PhD project: Contested legitimacies and the rise of ‘Anti-Politics’ in Europe: populist and technocratic challenges to EU’s legitimacy
PhD project: EU legitimacy crisis and the public sphere
PhD project: Equity and efficiency of the EU's social investment strategy: measuring the impact of labour market and welfare state reforms on citizens' political preferences and voting behaviour