Essays

‘New Wars’ and Their Implications For Bosnian Statebuilding

Arne Bartelsman • May 28 2012 • Essays
The recent behaviour of international interveners, shaped by the erroneous theories of ‘new wars’ literature, is not useful in the establishment of a self-sustainable democracy.

The Divisive Nature of Ethnicity in Ugandan Politics, Before and After Independence

Andy Lancaster • May 25 2012 • Essays
Although ethnic divisions were substantiated in a number of different forms, ethnicity was a persistent and divisive force in Ugandan politics, both before and after independence.

Cross-cultural Moral Judgement in a Globalised World

Caroline Wiegand • May 25 2012 • Essays
Differences in moral practices across cultures have led some to question whether there are universal moral principles or whether morality is dependent on a particular culture.

Critiquing the Colour Blind Stance on Racial Politics in New Zealand

Sophie Tapper • May 24 2012 • Essays
In our allegedly ‘post-race’ society, there is growing consensus that the political approach to achieving racial equality should be distinctively colour blind.

Consumer Activism: Reinforcing Moral Identity through Fair Trade Coffee

Pierce Lohman • May 24 2012 • Essays
A consumer's choice is not limited to quality alone. A consumer activist can strengthen his or her moral identity by buying fair trade goods.

What is the Best Way to Deal With Former Combatants in Order to Ensure Peace?

Phil Brown • May 23 2012 • Essays
Comprehensive reintegration processes are the most advantageous way to deal with former combatants to ensure lasting peace.

The Legacy of Communism in CEE

Billy Marsh • May 23 2012 • Essays
No culture or society can escape the 1989 revolutions; they marked a distinct caesura in International Relations. The states that emerged had to deal with unique circumstances, being geographically located in Europe but politically worlds apart.

How Serious is the Threat of Cyber Warfare?

Damian Struglinski • May 22 2012 • Essays
The debate about cyber war suffers heavily from media hype. Cyber weapons are not weapons in the classical sense, serving protesters better than the army.

What Impact Did Decolonisation have on Britain?

Richard J. Vale • May 22 2012 • Essays
The impact of decolonisation was greatly mitigated by the spread of informal empire through Britain’s rather selective approach to granting independence. This was a last attempt to turn global politics to Britain's advantage.

Civil-Military Relations in Turkey

Ariana Keyman • May 21 2012 • Essays
The shift in Turkish civil-military relations post 2002 is a consequence of an emerging reconfiguration of norms, interests, and identity in Turkish politics.

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