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14.3 - Economics
3 - PhD
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Social Science Research
PhD trajectory of 4 years at the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research (ASSR) (degree-programme)
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ASSR offers a multidisciplinary program, in which Ph.D. students participate in a variety of courses and seminars. ASSR selects students for four-year fellowships that are not earmarked in advance for attachment to collective faculty-led research projects. The research profile of the ASSR is predominantly that of fundamental research. The research mission of the ASSR is (1) to combine the disciplines of anthropology, sociology, and political science in a historical and comparative perspective with a focus on Western Europe and South and Southeast Asia and (2) to investigate social developments transcending the boundaries of the local setting or national society. VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: The official duration of this doctoral programme is 48 months whereas the EMECW13 grant only covers 34 months. Before applying, please check in => 'Incoming applicants' to know the precise construction for EMECW13 doctoral grants. [This field continues under the Additional information heading below]
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34 months between Jun 15 2010 and Apr 15 2013
Contact person
Dr. Michiel Baas ( )
Additional information
Available field for target 1 applicants. Before submitting an EMECW13 application, all candidates must read and follow the instructions specified in => 'Incoming applicants' [Continued from ‘Information’ above.] Four related propositions provide direction: a) Transnational relationships across large distances increasingly influence the actions of people in local and national contexts. b) The impact of transnational relationships is differentiated locally and nationally. c) The growing significance of transnational relationships (or 'globalisation') is not necessary or inevitable development; it depends on historically contingent conditions, is subject to impasses and stagnations, and elicits counter-movements. d) Transnational society is characterized by unequal power-dependence relations, though there is not one centre which controls or dominates all spheres of social life.