In July 2020 I have been awarded an ERC StG grant to examine the meanings of ‘voting’ for ordinary citizens, their causes and consequences. The project will start in January 2021 and will last 5 years.

For this project, I am looking for:

1 Research Administrator (5 years, 25h/w)

Deadline: 4 December 2020. More info: Job_Vacancy_RA_DeVOTE

1 Postdoc (2 years, 40h/w)

Deadline: 7 December 2020. More info: Job_Vacancy_PostDoc1_DeVOTE

1 PhD/Prae-Doc (4 years, 30h/w)

Deadline: 7 December 2020. More info: Job_Vacancy_PhD1_DeVOTE

The central objective of DeVOTE is to provide first-time evidence on what ‘voting’ means for ordinary citizens, and to examine variation in such meanings between individuals and across types of democracies; study how elections create and modify these meanings; and investigate their attitudinal and behavioural consequences. Looking at what voting means for citizens in a variety of countries promises to provide a ground-breaking understanding of citizen-conceptualizations of representation and the psychology of voting that can challenge conventional wisdom about participation and voting as well as lead to practical implications for how elections are run and administered.

The project is hosted by the Department of Government at the University of Vienna, a vibrant political science department dedicated to excellence in research and teaching, a relaxed social atmosphere, and located in one of the world’s best cities.


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