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.

Islamic State: Human Trafficking, the Media and Celebritization of Policy

Islamic State: Human Trafficking, the Media and Celebritization of Policy

Whilst celebrities may bring public awareness to causes like terrorism and trafficking, they are not held accountable for the accuracy of their representations.

Is Terrorism a ‘Rational Choice’?

Is Terrorism a ‘Rational Choice’?

The decision to employ and halt a terror campaign and its target type are the result of a deliberative process based on subjectively sound rational reasoning.

Transatlantic Sovereignty Games: What Makes the US and the EU ‘Hang Together’?

Transatlantic Sovereignty Games: What Makes the US and the EU ‘Hang Together’?

Drawing on an analytical framework based on ‘sovereignty games’ this essay explores the roles of money in (re)constructing relations between the USA and the EU.

France, Post-secularism and Islam

France, Post-secularism and Islam

The French model can be considered as a great example that demonstrates the complex intertwining of the religious and the secular in modern times.

Post-structuralist ‘critique’ and How It Treats Power in Global Politics

Post-structuralist ‘critique’ and How It Treats Power in Global Politics

Post-structuralists introduce the possibility of viewing international politics from a different starting point, outside the constrains of traditional paradigms.

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Female Combatants: Same goals, different motivations?

Female fighters in Chechnya and Kurdistan are drawn upon as case studies to outline alternative motivations for female combatants, aside from traditional gender roles.

A Neo-Gramscian Analysis of Brexit

A Neo-Gramscian Analysis of Brexit

Brexit was the result of several diverse, and often seemingly contradictory, ideas coalescing around the counter-hegemonic rejection of EU hegemonic ‘common sense’.

The Rise of the Developmental State in China and Its Absence in India

The Rise of the Developmental State in China and Its Absence in India

The factors of state autonomy, capacity and strategy help to explain the rise of the developmental state in China and its absence in India.

Compliance with UN Watercourses Convention: Half Full or Half Empty?

Compliance with UN Watercourses Convention: Half Full or Half Empty?

How can the UN Watercourses Convention minimise the risks of inter-state conflict over water resources?

The Aesthetics of Revolt: Emerging Political Subjectivities in the Arab Spring

The Aesthetics of Revolt: Emerging Political Subjectivities in the Arab Spring

Aesthetic forms of revolt live on in the collective memory as well as in their material forms, and continue to provide a repertoire for subsequent political action.

The Alleged Failure of Multilateralism in Syria: Beyond a Realist Trap

The Alleged Failure of Multilateralism in Syria: Beyond a Realist Trap

Earlier in history, multilateralism was deemed a ‘realist necessity’. In the current era, it is reshaped through battles of values.

Border Control and Migration Fatalities in the Mediterranean Sea

Border Control and Migration Fatalities in the Mediterranean Sea

The issue of migrant fatalities has become an urgent and controversial matter in Europe. Information about how many have died attempting to cross into the EU is rare and not accurate.

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