Students interested in PhD research should contact Prof. John Gaffney, firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Aston Centre for Europe PhD and MRes students include:
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Alexander Wochnik (PhD)
Research Topic: Influence of Societal Actors on Foreign Policy Making in Germany and Poland- email@example.com
Alexander Wochnik is a PhD student researching the influence of societal actors on foreign policy making in Germany and Poland. Alexander obtained a BA in European Studies from the University of Maastricht and an MA in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Birmingham.
Karolina Wrona (PhD)
Research topic: The impact of European funds on developing knowledge-based economy - firstname.lastname@example.org
The research is to show how - and to what extent - the European funds, both structural and transnational, allow economies in European countries to shift from industrial to knowledge-based economies, in the light of the Lisbon Strategy.
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Xuan Loc Doan (PhD)
Research topic: Interregionalism and the EU-ASEAN relations - email@example.com
The rise of regional blocs such as the EU, MERCOSUR and ASEAN is bringing a new component to the global system. As these regional groupings seek to establish relations with major powers and with each other, they not only become actors in their own right on the international scene, but also create a new level of interaction, termed ‘interregionalism’. Loc's doctoral research examines whether this new form of international relations matters in the global system, and if so, under which conditions.
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