RISC-RISE Virtual Doctoral/Post-doctoral School on Comparative Sustainable Regional Integration

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Call for Papers
June 30, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Public Policy, Political Science, Geography, Social Sciences

This year’s school will take place virtually from 05 September to 16 September 2022.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the resulting 2030 Agenda were presented as a new phase of development cooperation which recognized that world regions are interlinked, and sustainable development can only be achieved when it benefits everyone (“no person left behind”). This ambitious vision, however, has been challenged by a global “crisis of interlinked crises.” In some cases, these overlapping crises have challenged regional cooperation as protectionist policies emerged in many parts of the world. In others, they have emphasised renewed relevance of regional governance through response strategies characterized by solidarity. This doctoral school addresses comparative sustainable regional integration through a variety of conceptual and methodological classes specifically catering to a better understanding of how to analyse sustainable regional integration through comparative research.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the end of this school, participants should 1) Have acquired a comprehensive understanding of sustainable development, its various dimensions and governance scales 2) Have acquired a comprehensive understanding of comparative methods at different regional levels 3) Be able to link theoretical and methodological considerations with real-life examples and make sound theoretical and methodological choices for their projects 4) Be able to reflect on their own work based on the knowledge they have gained

APPLICATION PROCEDURE We invite doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to apply for this school. If you are interested in participating, please send the following information to info@risc.rise.org : 1) Name and affiliation 2) Title of doctoral dissertation or research project 3) Abstract (max. 200 words) 4) Short explanation of how your topic fits the school (max. 200 words) Deadline for application is 30 June 2022.


Contact Info: 
Harlan Koff
Professeur en Sciences Sociales
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-Belval
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