Dissertations

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The War of Ideas: Counter-radicalization Discourses in America and Britain

The War of Ideas: Counter-radicalization Discourses in America and Britain

Academics should aim at more objective, data-driven empirical research on the process of radicalization in order to aid in the counter-radicalization effort.

Counterinsurgency and Female Engagement Teams in the War in Afghanistan

Counterinsurgency and Female Engagement Teams in the War in Afghanistan

Female Engagement Teams are the most resourceful way to engage with the female population of a host nation with dissimilar gender norms.

Jimmy Carter, Human Rights and the Cold War

Jimmy Carter, Human Rights and the Cold War

Carter’s focus on the Cold War and Containment meant that his human rights ideals could never be achieved due to the importance he placed on repelling Soviet influence.

Do Colonial Attitudes Influence the Media’s Response to Humanitarian Crises?

Do Colonial Attitudes Influence the Media’s Response to Humanitarian Crises?

The media’s overwhelming focus on negative events in the South maintains the colonial binaries of our civilisation and their backwardness.

The Responsibility to Protect and the Importance of International Consensus

The Responsibility to Protect and the Importance of International Consensus

A constructive debate between the proponents and the sceptics of R2P will lead to establishing a greater consensus around the concept.

Providing Security? Border Control and the Politics of Migration in the EU

Providing Security? Border Control and the Politics of Migration in the EU

Depicting how certain assumptions are constructed, constructivism is useful to unveil that the security threat of migration is socially produced.

Postructuralism and Feminism: The Interplay between Gender, Language and Power

Postructuralism and Feminism: The Interplay between Gender, Language and Power

Violence is not an intrinsic part of an objective reality, but rather exists because it is legitimated and normalized through the valorization of a hegemonic masculinity

“The New Guantanamo”: The Psychological Impact of US Drone Strikes in Pakistan

“The New Guantanamo”: The Psychological Impact of US Drone Strikes in Pakistan

The effects of drones beyond reducing American casualties cannot continue to be overlooked; a more comprehensive evaluation must determine their overall effectiveness.

Towards Justice? – Hybridity and Bureau-Shaping in Cambodia

Towards Justice? – Hybridity and Bureau-Shaping in Cambodia

The formation of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia was centrally influenced by Cambodian politicians in ways detrimental to the Chamber’s longevity.

The Emergence and Cascading of Pope Francis’ Norm of Social Justice

The Emergence and Cascading of Pope Francis’ Norm of Social Justice

Since Pope Francis has restated the importance of social justice, this norm is going through a ‘life cycle’, and Catholics are beginning to accept and act upon it.

Barack Obama: How an ‘Unknown’ Senator Became President of the USA

Barack Obama: How an ‘Unknown’ Senator Became President of the USA

In 2004, few Americans had ever heard of Obama, let alone considered voting for him. Yet, within four years he had been elected president.

Short-Term Volunteering and Local Development Projects in Developing Countries

Short-Term Volunteering and Local Development Projects in Developing Countries

While an important source of aid in achieving local development, short-term volunteering is more suited to the volunteer than to the host community.