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.

Social Constructivism Vs. Neorealism in Analysing the Cold War

Social Constructivism Vs. Neorealism in Analysing the Cold War

Constructivism better captures the agency states have via its understanding of state identity as a variable constructed in societies and through interstate interactions.

The Emergent Role of Cities as Actors in International Relations

The Emergent Role of Cities as Actors in International Relations

Cities are behaving as actors in contemporary international politics by mimicking diplomatic practices, organising transnational networks, and engaging with IOs.

The Colonisation of Thought in Contemporary Climate Change Governance Models

The Colonisation of Thought in Contemporary Climate Change Governance Models

The ontological and epistemological knowledge of indigenous communities should have an active, collaborative, and participatory role in climate change discourse.

Policy Failure and Unipolarity on the Eve of Operation Desert Storm

Policy Failure and Unipolarity on the Eve of Operation Desert Storm

The unprecedented support for Operation Desert Storm was facilitated by a combination of primary and secondary factors.

Examining the Validity of a ‘Global Britain’ and Its Ties with the Commonwealth

Examining the Validity of a ‘Global Britain’ and Its Ties with the Commonwealth

After Brexit, British politicians wanted to pursue a “Global Britain” policy and strengthen trade with the Commonwealth, but this strategy cannot replace EU trade.

Spatialising The Political and “Nomadic Subjectivity”

Spatialising The Political and “Nomadic Subjectivity”

International relationships should be viewed across a spatial plane, rather than a temporal one, to better conceptualise borders and nomadic subjects.

A Biopolitical and Necropolitical Analysis of Nuclear Weapon Proliferation

A Biopolitical and Necropolitical Analysis of Nuclear Weapon Proliferation

The logic of the non-proliferation regime and the choice to proliferate can be explained by the theoretical fusion of biopolitics and necropolitics.

Examining and Critiquing the Security–Development Nexus

Examining and Critiquing the Security–Development Nexus

The idea of a security-development nexus, that a country’s well-being depends on its level of development, is too simplistic to explain the dynamics of conflict.

The Limitations and Capabilities of the United Nations in Modern Conflict

The Limitations and Capabilities of the United Nations in Modern Conflict

The ongoing Syrian Civil War exemplifies the need to reform the United Nations Security Council in order to better address elements of modern conflict.

God Save The Queer: Discussing the Role of the Family in International Relations

God Save The Queer: Discussing the Role of the Family in International Relations

Prevailing understandings of the “family ideal” within International Relations continue to marginalize queer identities at the local, national and international level.

The Third Pillar: The Vulnerable Component of the ‘Responsibility to Protect’

The Third Pillar: The Vulnerable Component of the ‘Responsibility to Protect’

The lack of consensus surrounding the Third Pillar of R2P, as well as the ambiguity of R2P’s framework, prevents its establishment as a global norm.

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