About the Project
This PhD project aims to take a theory of change approach (Vogel, 2012) to analyse how tiering can be made to work. Specific objectives are:
1) To identify a suitable sector and nation case study.
2) To analyse the context in terms of actors, stakeholders, networks and power relation.
3) To identify changes (and assumptions) that lead to improvements in tiering practice.
The research will help to develop a number of skills including:
• Research design
• Stakeholder engagement
• Documentary analysis
• Interview techniques
The student will be embedded in the 3S (Science, Society and Sustainability) research group (https://3sresearch.org/) within the School of Environmental Sciences.
UK candidates who are eligible for Research Council studentships and who develop their own research proposals on this topic are able to apply for ESRC funding for 2019/20 entry. Please see http://senss-dtp.ac.uk/ for more information and contact Alan Bond ([Email Address Removed]) if you are eligible.
Project supervisor: https://people.uea.ac.uk/alan_bond
Mode of study: Full time
Start date: October 2020
Entry requirements: First degree (2:1 or above) in Environmental Sciences, Geography, Ecology, Social Sciences or Planning.
A bench fee is also payable on top of the tuition fee to cover specialist equipment or laboratory costs required for the research. The amount charged annually will vary considerably depending on the nature of the project and applicants should contact the primary supervisor for further information about the fee associated with the project.
International Atomic Energy Agency (2018), Strategic Environmental Assessment for Nuclear Power Programmes: Guidelines (IAEA, Vienna).
Pope, J, A Bond, A Morrison-Saunders and F Retief (2013), "Advancing the theory and practice of impact assessment: Setting the research agenda", Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 41, pages 1-9.
Radaelli, C M (2004), "The Diffusion of Regulatory Impact Analysis - Best Practice or Lesson-Drawing?", European Journal of Political Research, 43(5), pages 723-747.
Vogel, I (2012), "ESPA guide to working with Theory of Change for research projects", available at , last accessed 9 July 2019.
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