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vacancy postdoc blockchain and the transformation of food governance at Wageningen University

Job announcement: Postdoc position at Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Blockchain technology and the digital transformation of food governance

We invite applications for a 3-year research project that investigates how

(1) enables alternative schemes for governing sustainable and safe food supply
chains and
(2) challenges and transforms EU food governance.

From a sociological perspective, the project examines the automation and
privatisation of governance practices implied in alternative schemes, many of
which are in the development pipeline. From a legal perspective, the project
analyses where blockchain could be used to implement EU food law or by private
actors to make food-related sustainability claims and what other legal
requirements apply (e.g. data protection, competition law). From a
transdisciplinary angle, the project will evaluate how the use of blockchain
reconfigures accountability and relations of trust, takes away enforcement
responsibility from Member States and enables fully autonomous private
regulatory regimes.

-PhD in a social science discipline that is relevant to the topic
-Position for 3 years

For more information please contact Prof. Josephine van Zeben
( or Prof. Simon
Bush ( .

The position is part of a larger call for 15-postdocs of Wageningen
University's Social Sciences department. More information on how to apply can
be found here:
es.htm. The deadline for applications is 20 January.

Kind regards,

Sanneke Kloppenburg

Assistant professor I Wageningen University I Environmental Policy Group I E: I P: + 31 (0)6
1432 3683/+ 31 (0)6 4840 4584 I W: /

Hollandseweg 1 I 6706 KN Wageningen I The Netherlands I room 2021
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