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Research Associate Post: Informal Institutions

The University of Manchester invites applications for a Research Associate Post. We seek a highly-motivated postdoctoral researcher to investigate how informal institutions operate in the legislative arena by comparing the UK and South African parliaments, as part of a wide five-year ERC-funded project into institutional change.  This two-year work package will examine the key informal institutions – disruption and expenses – and how they are gendered.  Disruption occurs in both parliaments but it takes very different forms according to the norms of each parliament.  The project will investigate how these informal rules and practices are gender-specific and how they have changed in recent years.

You much hold a PhD in Politics or a cognate discipline and have a record of high-quality research relevant to the project research.  You must also be willing to conduct fieldwork in the parliaments in Cape Town and London.

This post is fixed-term for a period of two years.  It is based in the Politics Discipline area in the School of Humanities, University of Manchester.  The Closing date is 01/05/2013.

Informal enquiries

Please send any enquiries to Professor Georgina Waylen, Principal investigator, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester.


ERC project website.

Further particulars: HUM-02548 Research Associate, Understanding Institutional Change

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