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ESRC Doctoral Studentship


Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is the country’s leading anti-corruption non-governmental organisation, and is part of a global coalition sharing one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. Further details of our work can be found here.



The University of Nottingham as part of Midlands Graduate School is now inviting applications for an ESRC Doctoral Studentship in association with our collaborative partner Transparency

International UK to commence in October 2018.

This research studentship will critically examine the extent to which the ‘capture’ of policy, regulatory and state institutions and processes by the banking sector help account for the UK’s financial crisis and subsequent responses. The research may include, but is not limited to:

  • analysis of the ‘revolving door’ between public and private bodies relevant to the crisis;
  • network analysis of key decision-makers and actors from both the public and private sector,
  • including political party donors; and
  • analysis of how banking policy and legislation was developed in the lead-up to 2008 (including industry lobbying around government consultations and Parliamentary inquiries, and the ideas being promoted by influential think-tanks).

We are seeking a committed individual to deploy cutting-edge research methodologies. This project would suit someone with a background in economics, politics, political economy and/or network and data analysis. A knowledge or interest in corruption studies would also be an advantage.

The ESRC studentship covers fees and maintenance stipend and extensive support for research training, as well as research activity support grants. Support is available only to successful applicants who fulfil eligibility criteria. To check your eligibility, visit:




To be considered for this PhD, please complete the Collaborative Studentship application form available online here and along with two references email this to Graeme Docherty (graeme.docherty@nottingham.ac.uk).


Closing date: 16 March 2018

More information on the studentship and the partnership is available here.

Informal enquiries about the research or School of Politics and International Relations prior to application can be directed to paul.heywood@nottingham.ac.uk.


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