Posted on: 24 June, 2019
Application deadline: August 18, 2019

3 post docs (at least) for the study of Civil Society Elites, Lund University, Sweden

The post-doctoral researchers will be part of a six-year research program on Civil Society Elites? Comparing elite composition, reproduction, integration and contestation in European civil societies. The program aims to bridge elite and civil society studies in order to develop the first systematic and cross-country comparative analysis of civil society elites. The program is funded by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (, starting in 2018, and will last until end of 2023.

The program will study civil society elites in four European countries (Italy, Poland, Sweden and the UK) as well as the EU level. We bring together scholars from political science, sociology and social work with a common interest into issues of power, inequality and civil society. The program aims to combine elite theories, capital and field theories, social movement theories and social network theories and combines quantitative and qualitative methods to examine what mechanisms and processes that lead to elite consolidation or contestation across different contexts.

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Information on the post can be found at the following link, or in the attached pdf file.,

We can offer a good research environment at one of the leading Swedish universities and are looking for talented young scholars to be part of our research team of approx. 10 scholars.

We are particularly looking for people having a track record in civil society and/or elite studies and also particularly invite scholars with skills into ethnographic studies, social network and social media analyses.

Proficiency in spoken and written English is a requirement. Considering that studies will be conducted in Italy and Poland, language skills in any of these two will be a requirement for at least one of the positions.

Postdoctoral researchers (at least three) for the study of Civil society elites