Master Thesis Scholarship

Master Thesis Scholarship from the Danish Association for studies in Elites and Power:

The organizations of the Global field of Power at the World Economic Forum

Do you want the chance to look into the key organizations globally and understand how they are related to one another? Would you like a chance to work on a novel approach to understanding the dynamics between these organisations? Are you willing to work extensively with meticulous data collection, web scraping and analysis using relational methods such as social network analysis, multiple correspondence analysis and sequence analysis? And are you about to undertake a masters thesis, where you would like to work on data and results that are to be used in collaboration with scholars, who are experts on elites and power? Then we encourage you to apply for this Master Thesis Scholarship from the Danish Association for Studies in Elites and Power.

As part of an ongoing research and teaching project on the organizations that have an enduring presence on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Danish Association for studies in Elites and Power offer a scholarship of DKK 25,000 to work on collecting, quality checking and reporting on data of organisations frequently participating at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The project is done in a collaboration between Paul Lagnaeu-Ymonet (Université Paris-Dauphine), François Denord, Sylvain Thine (Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique, CSE – EHESS, Paris) Anton Grau Larsen (Roskilde University), Jacob Aagaard Lunding and Christoph Houman Ellersgaard (Copenhagen Business School). The student should preferably be based in either Paris or Copenhagen and the scholarship will pay travel expenses (train only) for one visit to the other research community.

Preferably, you study some sort of social science and is familiar with – or at least have a strong motivation to learn – working with data and statistical programming languages (for instance R) and an interest in international politics, corporate governance, political economy and elites. We expect you to develop your own project using the data being created in the project and contribute strongly to the further development of the project database, and . we will gladly engage in academic discussions on relevant issues and thesis options.

To learn more, please contact either:

Christoph Ellersgaard (Denmark),, +4551789040

Paul Lagneau-Ymonet (France), , +33783440019

To apply for the scholarship, send your application (maximum one page) to no later than December 1st 2019. We expect to reach a decision no later than December 9th 2019.