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.

State-Building in Kosovo – Challenges of Legitimacy

State-Building in Kosovo – Challenges of Legitimacy

In the years since the 1999 NATO intervention to end violent conflict in Kosovo, state-building efforts have faced numerous challenges of legitimacy.

The Generational Diversity of Religious Orientations of Muslims in Britain

The Generational Diversity of Religious Orientations of Muslims in Britain

There are generational differences between first generation and subsequent generations of British Mulims in regards to the interplay between culture and religion.

The Crimean “Precedent” and Unrecognized States in the Post-Soviet Space

The Crimean “Precedent” and Unrecognized States in the Post-Soviet Space

Crimea is a relevant precedent in the Post-Soviet space, and Russia’s role in the conflicts and politics of unrecognized states in the region.

Security State Logic and Neoliberal Splendor: The Treasure Trove Border

Security State Logic and Neoliberal Splendor: The Treasure Trove Border

The United States has created a paradoxical border with Mexico by restricting the flow of people while at the same time encouraging the free-flow of goods and capital.

Anti-Smuggling Operations in the Central Mediterranean

Anti-Smuggling Operations in the Central Mediterranean

This essay addresses the challenges raised by the uncertainty of the legal framework and the dubious practices of operations dealing with migrant smuggling into the EU.

Engaging the Insecure Pariah: North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions

Engaging the Insecure Pariah: North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions

US and China should recognise and mitigate North Korea’s insecurities to establish a constructive dialogue to dissolve tensions regarding Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions.

Terrorist Groups and the ‘Oxygen of Publicity’

Terrorist Groups and the ‘Oxygen of Publicity’

Rapidly changing media environment provides terrorists with the type of publicity they need to fulfill their goals.

How Global is Security Studies? The Possibility of “Non-Western” Theory

How Global is Security Studies? The Possibility of “Non-Western” Theory

The current search for a global or “non-Western” security studies is futile as the discipline was inherently made, not for the “globe”, but by and for the West.

The Legitimisation of Australia’s Deterrent Migration Policy

The Legitimisation of Australia’s Deterrent Migration Policy

This essay analyses the ways in which Australian authorities legitimise their deterrence regulations in relation to international refugee legal standards.

IPE and Transnational Criminal Law: An Imperfect Yet Fruitful Relationship

IPE and Transnational Criminal Law: An Imperfect Yet Fruitful Relationship

Transnational criminal law can contribute to the field of International Political Economy through the integration of ideas related to international financial crime.

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