The University of Aberdeen, in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme, is hosting 12 Early Stage Researchers for ground-breaking research on how political concepts are used in the world (POLITICO).

The Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) are completing a PhD with an inter-disciplinary supervisory team and benefit from a world-class training programme, including placements with one or more of our 23 international partners. They are drawn from across the social sciences and humanities, including anthropology, cultural and literary studies, education, history, legal theory and socio-legal studies, philosophy, politics, religious studies, sociology, and theology.

The ESRs have developed their own research projects around the theme of how political concepts have been fostered historically, debated philosophically and politically, fought over by social movements, codified in law, transmitted through education and the media, and lived out in everyday life. They are working under the supervision of an interdisciplinary team of supervisors, and are receiving extensive training, including in engagement with non-academic audiences, which includes one or more placements with one of our 23 partners. They also participate in the activities of the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and the Rule of Law.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 754326.