EUROLOC Summer School in Local Government and Politics 2024 - UB

Beyond boundaries: old and new challenges in Local Government research

From both territorial and conceptual dimensions, discussions about boundaries have long been a central debate in the field of Local Government. The presence of small rural units, fragmented maps, and the metropolitan continuums, along with various possible arrangements for addressing these realities, has sparked intense debates. Simultaneously, the emergence of new areas of research and interest, ranging from AI to climate change, represents a significant shift from traditional areas of analysis in local studies.

The 2024 summer school, following a one-year hiatus without the opportunity to meet, aims to offer an open platform for PhD students with diverse subfields and methodological approaches to engage in discussions about their projects with both peers and experienced scholars. The Summer School will feature inspiring lectures from members of the local government studies community, offering forward-looking perspectives on our field of study. Discussion sessions will allow PhD candidates to present and discuss their work, with selected discussants from various fields and their peers providing valuable input to enrich each other's work.

DATES 2nd-5th July 2024
PLACE: Barcelona, University of Barcelona, Faculty of Law. Department of Political Science.
SUBMISSION: February -until 30th March 2024
Confirmation to be announced by 22th April 2024
PROPOSAL’s CONTENT: an abstract of maximum 500 words and up to 5 keywords. Fill in here this form.

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FEE: there is no fee. The organization covers accommodation for the three nights, lunches and one dinner. Travel costs are at the student’s own expenses.