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Sabine Carey receives ERC grant

Jul 23, 2013   //   by admindela   //   General  //  Comments Off on Sabine Carey receives ERC grant

Sabine Carey has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant over 1.48 million Euros for the project “Repression and the Escalation of Violence” (RATE). The aim of this five-year project is to explain the escalation and non-escalation of repression and intra-state armed conflict by analysing how characteristics of the government and its formal and informal security apparatus shape the dynamics of such violence, paying particular attention to the role of monitoring and accountability.

The research agenda can be summarised in the following three questions:

1. Under what conditions do different types of human rights violations inhibit or fuel the escalation of repression and armed conflict?

2. What role do the security apparatus and pro-government militias play in preventing or accelerating the escalation of violence and armed conflict?

3. How do domestic and international mechanisms of monitoring and accountability influence the dynamics between human rights violations and armed conflict?

To answer these questions, RATE will produce a new global human rights dataset that provides disaggregated information on perpetrator, type, time and location of violation, as well as an online encyclopaedia on pro-government militias.

As the project gets under way, more information will be available on this website.

For statistics about the ERC Starting Grant results 2013, see this ERC summary


Jul 11, 2013   //   by admindela   //   General  //  Comments Off on Klausureneinsicht

If you would like to see your exams taken in the first term you can do so in Room 112 on Wednesday, 17.07.2013 14:00 – 16:00, and Friday, 19.07.2013, 09:00 – 11:00.

Job opening: Assistant Professor, University of Mannheim

Jul 4, 2013   //   by admindela   //   General  //  Comments Off on Job opening: Assistant Professor, University of Mannheim

The School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim invites applications for a

Assistant Professor in International Organizations (W1).

We seek a scholar with an innovative research agenda and internationally visible publications in the field of International Organizations. The assistant professorship (Juniorprofessur) should be committed to teaching on the B.A. and M.A./Ph.D. programs in political science. Contributions to the research activities at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) and the Collaborative Research Center ‘Political Economy of Reforms’ (SFB 884) are expected. We explicitly welcome teaching in the social science doctoral program (taught in English) of the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS).

Candidates are required to have successfully completed their graduate studies and received an excellent doctoral degree in the social sciences. Depending on the necessary requirements, the successful candidate will be hired on a temporary civil servant position (W1) for up to three years. Following a positive evaluation the position can be extended up to six years in total based on the legal preconditions (§ 51 Abs. 7 & 8 LHG). A tenure track option is not available.

The University of Mannheim is deeply committed to student mentoring and expects a strong presence of its faculty on campus. The successful candidate is therefore expected to move into the Mannheim metropolitan area.

The University of Mannheim is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates with disabilities will be given preference in case of corresponding qualifications. The University of Mannheim seeks to increase the percentage of its female faculty members in research and teaching. Thus, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit your application online at Your application should consist of four PDF-files: a Cover Letter (single file), Curriculum Vitae including a list of Publications (single file), Certificates/Records (single file) and the two latest teaching evaluations (single file) as well as two letters of recommendation (sent directly to the Dean).

If you cannot submit your application online, please send the above mentioned documents to the Dean of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim, Prof. Dr. Michael Diehl, A5, 6, 68131 Mannheim, Germany .

All applications received before July 23, 2013 will be given full consideration.