PhD of Global Studies

Roskilde (DK)
14 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

PhD of Global Studies

The Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as PhD of Global Studies from 1st of November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position as PhD is limited to a period of 3 years. The candidate will be based at Roskilde University and will be expected to participate in data collection internationally as well as a research stay at The University of Melbourne, Australia.   

Description of the PhD project

The PhD project should investigate dynamics of global policy making in relation to transboundary slow-onset threats. The specific cases must include climate change (CC) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). 

The PhD project is part of the overarching research project that sets out to analyze the political dynamics that prevent AMR from gaining greater traction on the global policy agenda. While around 700,000 deaths per year can be attributed to AMR, concerted transnational initiatives to combat the threat have been few and far between. By comparing the transnational initiatives to curb the spread of AMR to those of a similar transnational crisis, namely CC, this project answers two interrelated question: (i) why are we only now experiencing a sudden surge in global policy interest in AMR and (ii) why does this interest not result in treaties with binding obligations and quantifiable targets. The hypothesis is that while we are currently experiencing successful science-led agenda setting by the WHO, actual policy formulation and international coordination are trailing behind, unlike in the 1990s when global interest and formalized treaties to prevent CC went hand-in-hand. 

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Please submit your application no later than September 16, 2018

Material received after this date will not be taken into consideration. 

Roskilde University wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 

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