Utrecht, Netherlands

The Study of Local Governance: Looking Backwards and Forwards

when 6 July 2021 - 10 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 350

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, this program has been postponed to 2021.

The Study of Local Governance: Looking backwards and forwards - Achievements and emerging trends in the study of local politics and administration

The 2020 edition of the EUROLOC PhD Summer School will be organized by the NIG (Netherlands Institute of Government; the Dutch-Flemish Graduate School for Public Administration and Political Science) in collaboration with the Standing Group on Local Government and Politics (ECPR) and the European Urban Research Association (EURA).

The main theme of this year’s EUROLOC Summer school is closely related to EUROLOC's 25th anniversary celebrated in 2020. On this occasion it is appropriate to look

backwards and consider: what were the main developments in different subfields in the study of local governance and democracy?
forwards and map emerging trends in studying this subfield.
The Summer School offers a mixture of thematic and methodological lectures by prominent and promising scholars, field visits and PhD-sessions. In the latter, students will present their own research and discuss it with their peers and seniors in the field. They will also have the opportunity to consult with the lecturers on their PhD-project. This Summer School is also an excellent opportunity to build, deepen or widen networks with scholars working on similar topics in the field.

Course leader

Prof. dr. Bas Denters

Target group

In particular PhD students of urban studies, political science and public administration doing research on local governance and politics.

Fee info

EUR 350: Course + course materials + mealplan
EUR 200: Housing fee: optional

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