Citizenship, civil society and rule of law have each received abundant attention in recent years, both in theoretical debates and in empirical studies of how they are understood and play out in particular contexts. However, there has been rather less analysis of the relationship between them. How do citizenship, civil society and rule of law differ from each other, both in theory and in practice? And in what particular ways do they relate to each other? Citizenship, civil society and rule of law often get packaged together under the label of “good governance”, but arguably they have rather different histories and the relationship between them – both in theory and in practice – is a complex and sometimes contradictory one.
We invite PhD students working on citizenship, civil society or rule of law to apply for a place at our summer school. Board and lodging and travel funding will be provided for successful applicants. The summer school is open to PhD students from any discipline and conducting either theoretical or empirical research. The details of the summer school are available at the URL on this page.
The summer school will begin with a two-day workshop on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th August, at which scholars from a variety of disciplines will address the topic in theoretical and/or empirical terms. The workshop will be followed by the summer school itself on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th August. The summer school is intended to give PhD students the opportunity to relate their research to broader, inter-disciplinary debates on citizenship, civil society and rule of law, with a view to rethinking and developing their arguments; present their research in a supportive setting and receive feedback on the content and form of their presentation, and discuss their research informally with scholars and with other PhD students.
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