PhD-position on ‘Historical analysis of the development of fishing collectivities as ICAs (Europe)’


We are looking for a new team member to fill a PhD-position on ‘Institutions for Collective Action’, with a special focus on the long-term development of fishing collectivities. You will contribute to the UNICA-project, which aims to build a unified theory that explains the factors behind the development and spread of institutions for collective action (ICAs) across Europe over the past millennium. In this PhD-position, you will conduct a MICRO-analysis of internal functioning of fishing collectivities in the European past. With this study we aim at delivering a specific outcome that will add to the explanation of what makes ICAs resilient as well as connecting the specific industry with highly relevant contemporary societal debates such as sustainability and globalization. You will be focusing on fishing collectivities as the main type of ICA but will also work with other team members working on other types of ICAs (various types of cooperatives, mutuals, commons, …) both in past and present.


If you want to know more, go to as well as the Institutions of Collective Actions website to learn more about our team at RSM (led by Prof. dr. Tine De Moor). For more information on the UNICA-project, please go to:  


Interested in the position? Do note that the application deadline is April 20th, 2021. PhD-students will start in September 2021. Apply now through: