Postdoctoral researcher Citizenship, Democracy & Social Media
Amsterdam Law School – Institute for Information Law
- The Institute for Information Law (IViR), officially established in 1989, is one of the largest research centers in the field of information law in the world. Our Institute employs over 25 researchers who are active in an entire spectrum of information society related legal areas: intellectual property law, telecommunications and broadcasting regulation, media law, Internet regulation, advertising law, domain names, freedom of expression, privacy, digital consumer issues, commercial speech, et cetera. We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher (0,8 or 1,0 fte) to do research on 'Citizenship, Democracy & Social Media' within the context of the VSNU research program Digital Society. You will initiate and engage in research projects, in close cooperation with other (interdisciplinary) team members, be active in the communication of research results and the acquisition of funding and help to build a strategic agenda for the program line 'Citizenship and Democracy', coordinated by the University of Amsterdam, The University of Groningen and Tilburg University.
The Digital Society
Digital information technology is becoming ever more deeply and rapidly entrenched in our society. Extensive digitalisation is set to radically change practically all aspects of society, not only in the Netherlands but throughout the world.
The Netherlands is a compact, highly developed, well-organised country with excellent physical and digital infrastructures. The academic research conducted at our universities is of high quality across the board. Furthermore, our researchers are highly experienced in crossing the boundaries between disciplines and institutions. This unique combination of characteristics creates an equally unique opportunity for the Netherlands: to lead the world in the creation of effective connections between digital technology, people and their societies.
In the years ahead, Dutch universities will work together towards this common goal. They will further combine the existing wealth of research in this field and focus it on a clear, common profile. As a corollary of the National Science Agenda, Dutch universities want to invest in cutting-edge research together with other knowledge institutions, the business sector and the government.
Citizenship & Democracy
The program line 'Citizenship and Democracy' focuses on identifying and better understanding the challenges from AI and digital technologies for democracy, improving decision-making and realising the opportunities for digital citizenship. It acknowledges … read more