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White Rose – ESRC Network PhD Studentship in Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute: Moral Progress and its Political Limits – ‘Common Humanity’ as a Driver of State Behaviour

Overview: As part of the White Rose – ESRC Network on Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute, the Department is offering a PhD research opportunity in “Moral Progress and its Political Limits: ‘Common Humanity’ as a Driver of State Behaviour”. This studentship will give an outstanding social sciences Master’s graduate the opportunity to pursue a theoretically informed piece of empirical research located at the interface of cosmopolitan notions of humanitarian duties (Brown) and English School ideas of humanity (Gallagher).  It will provide an analytical framework for understanding the norm ‘life-cycle’ that underpins the R2P and ICC.

The studentship is available to start in the academic year 2014/15. These are funded by the ESRC and supervised by the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre. Supervision will be coordinated across the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre involving the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. The deadline for applications is February 14, 2014.  PhD students working in this area at Leeds, Sheffield and York will be integrated into the existing White Rose Collaborative Network on R2P and the existing ESRC Seminar Series Network on R2P.

The studentship is tenable for three years from October 2014 and will be based at the Department of Politics, under the principal supervision of Dr. Garrett Wallace Brown.

A full standard studentship consists of academic fees together with a maintenance grant (£13,726 in Session 2013/14) paid at standard Research Council rates and a Research Training Support Grant. Generally, UK students will be eligible for a full award and other European Union applicants will be eligible for an award paying academic fees only, except in cases where residency in the UK has been established for more than 3 years prior to the start of the programme of study.

Applicants for the studentship should made via: – indicating that they wish to be considered for the Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute studentship.

For more information on the Department of Politics and the R2P Network, please see:

Closing date for applications: Friday February 14th, 2014

To Apply:

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