Dissertations

One of the best ways of developing your research skills is to see how other students respond to similar questions. Reading other students’ dissertations can provide interesting insights and broaden your understanding of what is possible when approaching your own research question.

Contemporary Petitioning and Chinese Internet Censorship

Contemporary Petitioning and Chinese Internet Censorship

Current Chinese Internet censorship efforts resemble a petitioning (complaint) system Chinese leaders have employed in various forms since the Zhou dynasty.

Science Bound? Transcending the Fourth ‘Great Debate’ in International Relations

Science Bound? Transcending the Fourth ‘Great Debate’ in International Relations

The epistemological war of words between positivists and interpretivists has exhausted itself, and the task now is to find where new lines of contention are to be drawn.

In-State Tuition Laws and College Enrollment of Undocumented Hispanic Students

In-State Tuition Laws and College Enrollment of Undocumented Hispanic Students

Although the future of the US DREAM Act is unknown at this time, young undocumented immigrants can still benefit from states’ policies such as in-state tuition rates.

A Critical Evaluation of the Intelligence Oversight Regime in Botswana

A Critical Evaluation of the Intelligence Oversight Regime in Botswana

The Botswana intelligence oversight regime falls short of addressing the conflicting needs of secrecy and democratic imperatives of transparency and accountability.

Libya: The Moral Permissibility Of ‘Operation Unified Protector’

Libya: The Moral Permissibility Of ‘Operation Unified Protector’

The jus ad bellum principles show that the intervention in Libya was justified, and offers an example of how to respond to the idea of civilian protection.

Torture and the Impact of 24 on America After 9/11

Torture and the Impact of 24 on America After 9/11

A myth of torture is represented on 24, outlining the practice as physically effective and justified to fight terrorism. This has impacted American attitudes and beliefs over time.

Targeted Killings – The Future of the War on Terror?

Targeted Killings – The Future of the War on Terror?

Targeted killing without regard to due process is no more than extra-judicial executions. The international community should put in place a legal framework to govern targeted killing.

Security and the Corruption-Terrorism Relationship in Indonesia

Security and the Corruption-Terrorism Relationship in Indonesia

The corruption-terrorism relationship illustrates that security threats are constantly evolving, transformed by their own nature and government responses.

Comparing Domestic Terrorist Threats in the US and UK

Comparing Domestic Terrorist Threats in the US and UK

Radicalized Islamic terrorism does not necessarily pose the greatest risk to national security, but rather non-Islamic extremist organizations are an increasingly imminent danger.

Use and Abuse of Human Rights Discourse

Use and Abuse of Human Rights Discourse

Politicising human rights reduces their potential to act as a standard against which regimes can be measured and affects power in the international sphere. The War on Terror is an example of this trend.

Iranian-Israeli Nuclear Relations: A ‘New’ Cold War?

Iranian-Israeli Nuclear Relations: A ‘New’ Cold War?

Could the Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons spark an arms race in the Middle East? The Waltzian theory of Cold War nuclear relations shows that claims for a ‘new’ Cold War are insufficient.

European Efforts to Protect Maritime Commerce in the Indian Ocean, 2007-2012

European Efforts to Protect Maritime Commerce in the Indian Ocean, 2007-2012

The EU and the governments of some of its member states share a growing concern about the emerging threats to maritime commerce passing through the Indian Ocean.