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Reference : UMR7533-BEAMOE0-009
Workplace : PARIS 05
Date of publication : Monday, January 13, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 6 months
Expected date of employment : 1 March 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 3695 and 3841 €.
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
Within the framework of the ERC TARICA research operation dealing with the reconfiguration of relations between economic actors and political power, the researcher will have to provide regular research work on the theme of conflicts and confrontations around projects aimed at promoting economic and social practices inspired by the so-called Islamic economy model. He/she will be required to travel and carry out field surveys in the two selected countries of study (Tunisia, Morocco). He/she will work under the supervision of the scientific coordinator of the programme and in close collaboration with the team of core-researchers. He/she will have to regularly provide a progress report on his/her work, to publish within the framework of the programme and to contribute to the finalization of the collective publication valorizing the work of the research operation on the relations between economic actors and political power. He/she is committed to work exclusively for the research project, to participate in the collective activities (organisation/animation of seminars and workshops, etc.) and to take part in the project management if necessary.
Scientific research in the framework of the TARICA research programme (Political and socio-institutional changes in North Africa. Confrontation of models and diversity of trajectories): field research, publication of research reports and articles in scientific journals; organization and participation in collective activities, including meetings and seminars, conferences, workshops and collective publications.
The candidate should hold a PhD in sociology/ political sociology. He/she should preferably have already worked on the topic of practices and projects inspired by the model of "Islamic economy" in one or more North African countries. A good knowledge of the geographical area of North Africa and at least one field experience in one of the countries studied is required. He/she must have excellent writing skills in French. Knowledge of English and Arabic is required. Excellent command of the Office package and very good knowledge of data processing and analysis software (Excel, SPSS, etc.).
The TARICA programme (Political and socio-institutional changes in North Africa. Confrontation of models and diversity of trajectories), funded by the European Research Council (ERC), aims to analyse the changes underway in North Africa from the perspective of the diffusion, confrontation and hybridization of various political, societal and economic models, and as a product of the appropriation and reinterpretation that actors make of them. The aim is to grasp the way in which different public, private and associative actors position themselves in the spaces opened up by the collapse or questioning of authoritarian political systems, and to analyse their strategies in relation to the reference models and normative repertoires that inspire their actions. The objective is also to identify the factors and processes that make possible (or prevent) the establishment of institutional arrangements capable of managing social diversity, pluralism and conflicts. From this actor-centred approach, we seek to highlight the complex processes that contribute to the diversity of the trajectories followed by the five North African countries directly or indirectly affected by the 'Arab revolts', namely Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Libya, each of which represents a case study or even a 'model' in its own right. Based on a multidisciplinary and comparative approach, which articulates different levels of analysis, the project proposes to explore these different processes through three complementary lines of research: (i) reconfigurations of the political game and forms of regulation, (ii) transitional justice and models of reconciliation, (iii) models of development and social justice.
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