New Approaches to Corporate Legality - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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New Approaches to Corporate Legality

Applications must be submitted by 4pm Monday 15 February 2021

The ARC-funded project “New Approaches to Corporate Legality” will rethink the modern corporation by developing critical accounts of the intertwined nature of state sovereignty and corporate governance. It will provide alternative models for encouraging and regulating corporate economic activity beyond those of neoliberal governance.

In collaboration with the supervisors, the successful candidate will undertake an agreed program of research related to, or focusing on, one of the following areas: the historical evolution of the relationship between corporations and state sovereignty; state responses to corporate regulation in light of local or global emergencies (such as the COVID-19 pandemic); challenges to, or transformations of, state sovereignty in relation to existing or emerging forms of corporate economic activity and technological innovation (such as Blockchain and Decentralised Autonomous Organisations). Applicants with interdisciplinary legal projects are encouraged to apply.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated PhD candidate able and open to exploring diverse paths of critical and theoretical legal research.

For further information on the project, please contact

Dr Timothy Peters

Senior Lecturer in Law / ARC DECRA Research Fellow
School of Law and Society
+61 7 5456 5197

• Be accepted into a Higher Degrees by Research program at the University of the Sunshine Coast
• Not have an equivalent qualification to the one for which they are currently applying
• Have a First-Class Bachelor Honours Degree, or show equivalent level of achievement with other academic qualifications or professional research experience
• Applications can only be accepted from Domestic students
Selection criteria
• Undergraduate degree
• Research training degree (First Class Honours or equivalent)
• Research publications
• Professional research experience
Eligible programs
Number available

Annual stipend equivalent to the Research Training Program. Stipend value in 2021 is $28,597.