Essays

One of the best ways of developing your essay writing ability is to see how other students respond to similar questions. Reading other students’ essays can provide interesting insights and broaden your understanding of what is possible when answering a question.

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To What Extent Does the UK Asylum Support System Contribute to Destitution?

The media gives the impression that asylum seekers are a threat to the welfare state. However, the reality is that the state is a threat to asylum seekers.

Dying to Bomb: An Interactive Triangular Approach to Suicide Terrorism

Dying to Bomb: An Interactive Triangular Approach to Suicide Terrorism

Suicide terrorism can only be found in an interactive triangular framework involving organisation, individual and society.

False Victimisation Narratives: Female Suicide Bombers of the Developing World

False Victimisation Narratives: Female Suicide Bombers of the Developing World

The dominant discourse surrounding female suicide bombers is discursive and reductive. It silences the diversity of motivations associated with female participation.

A Theoretical Analysis of Russian Foreign Policy: Changes Under Vladimir Putin

A Theoretical Analysis of Russian Foreign Policy: Changes Under Vladimir Putin

Russian foreign policy is largely influenced by Putin’s desire to remain in power and the need to contain domestic restructurings through securing domestic support.

Why Infanticide Happens Almost Exclusively to Girls and Not Boys

Why Infanticide Happens Almost Exclusively to Girls and Not Boys

The interplay of attitudes and economics within a context of poverty is presented as an explanation as to why females are almost exclusively the victims of infanticide.

Preemptive Self-Defense, Customary International Law, and the Congolese Wars

Preemptive Self-Defense, Customary International Law, and the Congolese Wars

Preemptive self-defence was cited by Rwanda and Uganda during the two Congolese Wars, presenting some significant questions for international law.

“I’m Not A Feminist, But…”: Why Students Support the Cause But Not the Label

“I’m Not A Feminist, But…”: Why Students Support the Cause But Not the Label

Disassociation with the feminist label despite agreeing with feminist objectives is primarily influenced by a misunderstanding of feminism, and not negative stereotypes.

Reconciliation in Transitional and Post-conflict Societies: Healing or Impunity?

Reconciliation in Transitional and Post-conflict Societies: Healing or Impunity?

Reconciliation is more meaningful when viewed as a transformative process which favours a restorative notion of justice, rather than as merely another word for impunity.

Are Arab Nationalism and Islamism Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Are Arab Nationalism and Islamism Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Arab nationalism & Islamism, intertwined from birth, grew out of a shared anti-Western identity but the contents & meanings of this rejection are fundamentally different.

Applying Jus Ad Bellum in Cyberspace

Applying Jus Ad Bellum in Cyberspace

Existing law governing jus ad bellum does not satisfactorily address the unique characteristics of cyber attacks.

Critical Terrorism Studies – A Case of Overemphasising the Discursive?

Critical Terrorism Studies – A Case of Overemphasising the Discursive?

Evaluations of the two commitments of Critical Terrorism Studies – acting as a normative tool on one hand and an analytical tool on the other – has to be done separately.

Limited Science and Persistent Philosophy: The Neopositivist Turn in IR

Limited Science and Persistent Philosophy: The Neopositivist Turn in IR

IR sits uncomfortably between social sciences and the arts, and efforts to define its methodology as either a science or a philosophy have also proved challenging.

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