A PhD or Doctor of Philosophy is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities. Once one attains a PhD he or she may often be referred to as a doctor.
Political science attempts to analyze and deconstruct government entities and the social structures that they influence. A strong component of the study involves understanding the political behavior of citizens and various philosophical and ethical issues.
Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a unitary parliamentary republic within the European Union, located in Southern Europe. To the north, it borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia along the Alps.
Top Doctoral Programs in Political Science in Italy 2018
The Ph.D. Programme in “Politics, human rights, and sustainability” is a three-year residential programme characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to the subject and by the emphasis placed on current problems defining the protection and promotion of human rights. [+]
In addition to the fellowships provided for in the call for admission, BV TECH S.p.A. funds a three-year fellowship within the framework of the Ph.D. in Politics, Human Rights, and Sustainability – research area: International Law, Agricultural Law.
The candidate shall focus his/her research project on the topic of “National Security, Defense, and Cyber Warfare: Critical Infrastructures Protection from Cyber Threats in Italy and Its wide Strategic and Political Implications in the International Arena.”
The research should address the theme of the cyberspace as the fifth dimension of the conflict in the strategic dynamics of the international relations, with a particular focus on the Italian national defense and security strategies. By taking in due account the initiatives promoted by other members of the International Community in the field of cyber-security, the research should examine the strategic implications generated by the policies and measures adopted by Italy in order to prevent, protect and respond to cyber attacks against national critical infrastructure. The study should also investigate the role played, or that might be played, by the private sector to countering cyber threats. The research should result in the definition of a set of recommendations aimed at designing and building an integrated and coherent Italian national cyber defense and security model.... [-]
Our researchers study the important issues of our time that the social science can uniquely address, with Ph.D. opportunities across politics and comparative politics, political theory, international relations, and sociology. [+]
Our researchers study the important issues of our time that the social science can uniquely address, with Ph.D. opportunities across politics and comparative politics, political theory, international relations, and sociology.
Our active faculty, and strong cohort of Ph.D. researchers and post-doctoral scholars, creates a stimulating environment for study. By covering key fields across the political and social sciences within one department, we enable cross-disciplinary research conversations to take place, meaning ideas and research findings are easily shared and discussed further.
While our experienced staff offer intense supervision, you also receive the academic freedom and time for your own independent research. In addition, our researchers benefit from interacting with the academics, practitioners and other leaders in their field, who are regular visitors to our Department, so able to offer their advice and thoughts on your work.... [-]