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PLATO is an EU-funded PhD network coordinated by Prof. Christopher Lord at ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo.
PLATO brings together nine university partners from across Europe to recruit a group of 15 of the best ‘early’ researchers to undertake a common multidisciplinary investigation into crisis and the legitimacy of the Union. The doctoral researchers will work together with senior researchers from across the network.
The candidates will be employed at one of the nine universities and enrolled in a local PhD programme, while at the same time working together as an integrated team within a carefully designed research programme aimed at jointly developing state-of-the-art theory and methods. The recruited Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will follow the same mandatory training programme at network level.
- Deadline for application for all positions: 31 January 2017
- Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews in the period 6-17 March 2017
- Job offers will be made to the selected candidates by the end of April 2017
- Start date of all position will be 1 September – 1 October 2017, depending on local admission programmes
A common research agenda
PLATO will be a fully integrated, thematic research school with its own research question. PLATO aims to go well beyond the state-of-the-art by building a theory of legitimacy crisis in the EU from a uniquely interdisciplinary understanding of how democracy, power, law, economies and societies all fit together with institutions within and beyond the state to affect the legitimacy of contemporary political order.
The following 15 individual PhD projects on specific topics will make up PLATO's study of the EU’s legitimacy challenges:
For any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the PLATO coordinator at ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo.