Summerschool: Governance at the edge of the state

Austin Ruckstuhl (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar


The Conflict Research Group at Ghent University, together with the Department of Geography at the University of Zürich, the Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen, and the Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences organizes a four-day PhD course at Ghent University on 11-14 September 2018 with the title Governance at the ‘edge’ of the state? Resources-Materiality-Governance.

The course will be open to 30 participants. We invite applications by PhD students from the social sciences and humanities whose research project is in line with the thematic scope of the course. Students who are interested in discussions on materiality but currently do not take it as a starting point of their research into governance and resource politics are also invited to apply. Priority will be given to students who have concluded substantial fieldwork.

Candidates can apply by sending both a 1 page CV and a 1000 words outline of the research paper they want to discuss at the course. This outline should specify how their PhD project relates to the overall theme of this course and give clear indications on the theoretical and methodological approach adopted. Applications should be sent to our summerschool manager at no later than 15 May 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by 15 June 2018.

The participant’s fee is 270 euro. Lunch on all days and one dinner will be provided. Participants will have to cover their own transport and accommodation.

Working language: English. ECTS points for participation: 6.
Period11 Sep 201814 Sep 2018
Event typeCourse
LocationGhent, Belgium