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PhD studentships in Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law at the University of Aberdeen

PhD STUDENTSHIPS IN CITIZENSHIP, CIVIL SOCIETY AND RULE OF LAW AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

Deadline: 30 May 2016

The Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) at the University of Aberdeen is delighted to offer two 3-year PhD studentships to start in September 2016. The studentships will include home/overseas fees and a full stipend of £14,296 per annum. We welcome applicants from anthropology, cultural and literary studies, history, legal theory and socio-legal studies, philosophy, politics, religious studies, sociology and theology.

CFP - Privacy, Ethics and UAVs: Was George Orwell a Prophet?

Call for Papers

George Orwell’s book Nineteen Eighty-Four, published in 1949, describes a future in which "Big Brother" is omnipresent, watching citizens’ every move in a state of perpetual war.  With Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAV) and modern wars that don’t seem to end, this future seems to be approaching us quickly.  But is it?  Can the availability of sophisticated technology alone push us into accepting unmanned aircraft in our backyards?  What benefits can the UAVs offer that are so great that we would accept their inevitable “unwant

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