Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (23/01/2014 02.16)

Democracy and land use conflicts. The case of renewable energies.

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The conflicts over land use address large interventions that are perceived as undesirable by the residents for their impact on health and environment (highways, high-speed railway lines , power lines, incinerators , landfills, power plants, etc.). Recently, however, strong local opposition arose also against facilities that do not release polluting emissions into the atmosphere, use renewable energy sources and should therefore be considered environmentally virtuous: we refer to plants that produce electricity through the water, the sun or the wind. This research aims to investigate this apparently paradoxical phenomenon through the following questions: - What are the factors that trigger the conflict or vice versa that prevent it in such cases?? - What are the dynamics of such conflicts? - What are the method of decision or governance that foster the transformation of conflicts into shared solutions?

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Research Fields

Political sciences

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Eligibility criteria

The call (rep. n°. 88), the requirements and how to apply are available at the following address:

Selection process

qualifications and interview (in Turin) - Dates and venues of the interviews are published on the website of the University of Turin at the official notice board ( by the date of the deadline

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceyes
Covers research costsyes
Maximum duration of fellowship24
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Universita' degli Studi di Torino

Public research
Turin - Italy