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Phd scholarship on global security

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  1. kilimasera

    kilimasera JF-Expert Member

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    As a part of a research project on Globality and Planetary Security, a PhD scholarship is available at the research unit on Defence and Security, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), and the Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). The successful applicant will follow the PhD programme at SDU, but the primary workplace will be at DIIS in Copenhagen.

    The scholarship is available for appointment for a period of 3 years as of May 1st, 2011 or soon thereafter. The PhD scholarship must be completed over a 3-year period and presupposes enrolment in the PhD programme in Political Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences at SDU.

    Globality and Planetary Security is concerned with the articulation of total threats to the planet, particularly in relation to nuclear weapons and climate change. The project studies (i) the sociological, historical and conceptual underpinnings of globality and planetary security, and (ii) investigates the social and political consequences of invoking planetary (in)security in relation to total threats. The project is inspired by recent security theory, contemporary social theories of risk and modernity and critical theory.

    The PhD project should focus on how notions of globality and planetary security inform or have informed debates about the nature and management of nuclear weapons in international politics. The project should relate this research to debates about contemporary and future nuclear policy options.

    Applications should include a detailed description of the PhD project (PhD proposal) that reflects and develops the overarching research question defined above. The purpose of the PhD proposal is to define the research question in greater detail, including linking the research question to relevant theory, research design and strategies of analysis. The proposal should include a work schedule for the 3-year period and must not exceed 5 pages. A guide to writing a PhD proposal is located here.

    Successful applicants must participate in a DIIS-SDU PhD programme that over the 3-year period will train the candidate and embed the project in the overall project entitled Globality and Planetary Security. The programme involves PhD courses, seminars, participation in conferences and workshops as well as participation in DIIS policy-relevant applied research and teaching at SDU. Moreover, the successful candidate is expected to participate in and contribute to the research environment at DIIS and SDU.

    Applications are invited from candidates with a Master’s degree. Only candidates with top academic qualifications will be considered for enrolment.

    For a description of the overall research project (Globality and Planetary Security) or for further information about the PhD scholarship and the project requirements, please contact Senior Researcher Rens van Munster, tel. +45 3269 8679,, or Associate Professor Casper Sylvest, tel. +45 6550 4421, For information about the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences, SDU, please see our web page: The PhD Programmes at the Faculty of Social Sciences. More information about this PhD programme can also be obtained from PhD coordinator Niels Ejersbo,