Essays

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Gender Equality: What Benefits Would a Flextime System Bring to Japan?

Gender Equality: What Benefits Would a Flextime System Bring to Japan?

The Japanese government should enact a law that requires all companies to allow their employees flextime in order to benefit Japanese society.

Why Was Yugoslavia Expelled From Cominform?

Why Was Yugoslavia Expelled From Cominform?

Questioning the orthodox view that Yugoslavia’s expulsion from Cominform was due to her diverging socialist ideals being irreconcilable with the Soviet Union’s agenda.

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The Impact of Gush Emunim on the Social and Political Fabric of Israeli Society

While Gush Emunim may no longer exist as a movement, its ideologies remain and continue to have a severe and negative impact on Israeli society.

Human Rights in Latin America: The Case of Women and People of African Descent

Human Rights in Latin America: The Case of Women and People of African Descent

Capacity-building support from the UN will empower national institutions to help improve the situation of people of African descent in Latin America.

Revisiting the Neo-Neo Debate: NATO Involvement in the Refugee Crisis

Revisiting the Neo-Neo Debate: NATO Involvement in the Refugee Crisis

Neorealism’s balance of threat framework and neoliberalism’s focus on issue linkages are still relevant tools to explain NATO’s current involvement in the refugee crisis.

Defending Europe Without an Army: The Potential of the Common Security Policy

Defending Europe Without an Army: The Potential of the Common Security Policy

The European Common Security and Defence Policy has not led to popular support for a ‘European Army’, however it offers potential civilian forms of security.

Simmel’s Spatiality and the Construction of the National Sphere

Simmel’s Spatiality and the Construction of the National Sphere

Simmel’s framework enables us to dismantle the process of territorialising national identity in inscribing it in space, thus drawing a difference between us and them.

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Cosmopolitanism and Classical Realism as Morally Defensible Theories

Cosmopolitanism and Classical Realism, whilst possessing divergent perspectives towards morality, are both morally defensible theories.

The Politics of Securitising Migration

The Politics of Securitising Migration

Framing migration as a security issue enacts a conception of political community based on fear, in which belonging is determined beyond democratic political contestation.

The Murder of Farkhunda Malikzada – Identity Challenges in Afghanistan

The Murder of Farkhunda Malikzada – Identity Challenges in Afghanistan

The public lynching of Farkhunda Malikzada demonstrated more than ‘Radical Islam’ but also the challenges to identity in post-Taliban Afghanistan.

Assessing the Utility of Rational Choice Theory in Least Developed Countries

Assessing the Utility of Rational Choice Theory in Least Developed Countries

RCT can inform the understanding behind the decision making process of collective action pertaining to developmental dilemmas specifically common pool resources (CPRs).

Does the Inclusion of Women in Peace Building Processes Make a Difference?

Does the Inclusion of Women in Peace Building Processes Make a Difference?

Rather than including more women in peace-building to make positive difference to the processes and outcomes, a gender sensitive approach should be considered.

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